MILWAUKEE —UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago and UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley spoke about cooperative programs involving the state’s two largest universities during a Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 luncheon at the Milwaukee Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn. To view a Mediasite presentation of the event, click here. To read a story, click here.

The joint appearance built upon WIN-Milwaukee’s work in emphasizing the potential of the “I-Q Corridor” that connects the economies of Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and beyond. In 2006, the organization hosted a similar Milwaukee forum featuring Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.

“We were thrilled to have the chancellors speaking about programs that already require their cooperation — and the prospect for more partnerships to come,” said Tom Still, president of WIN and its parent organization, the Wisconsin Technology Council. “The economies of the state and the I-Q Corridor can only improve when these two institutions find common ground.”

Santiago is the seventh chancellor of the UW-Milwaukee. He is a Ph.D. economist who previously served as provost at the State University of New York in Albany. Santiago was named chancellor in 2004. Wiley has more than four decades of experience with the UW–Madison, having been a graduate student, a professor and an administrator. Wiley is the 27th person to lead the university since its founding in 1848. He is a Ph.D. physicist who became chancellor in January 2001.

WIN is the membership subsidiary of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the science and tech policy advisers to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to or call Andrea Johnson at 608-442-7557, ext. 27.