The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will consolidate eight schools and colleges into four new colleges, under a plan recently approved by the UW System Board of Regents.

The realignment is expected to generate unspecified cost savings from reductions in administrative functions, according to an announcement this week.

The plan was included in UWM’s 2030 report – a set of recommendations released last spring that set a course for the university amid its mounting financial constraints.

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