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UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Tuesday, October 28, 2014:

Dear Campus Community —

You are invited to celebrate UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers during UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field, Saturday, Nov. 15.

This daylong event offers something for everyone, from a host of family-friendly activities to games, prizes and even an autograph session with Packers great Bill Schroeder. Attendees can engage in some fun and friendly competition with many of our great student-athletes and rub elbows with Phoenix men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle ahead of the team’s home opener against the University of Illinois-Springfield.

UW-Green Bay Day also provides an opportunity for us to show the community what this terrific University is all about. Attendees can learn more about UW-Green Bay academics, the Weidner Center, Division I athletics and much more. We are thrilled to be the higher education partner of the Green Bay Packers, and to have the chance to connect with our community in this way.

We are also in need of faculty/staff volunteers who will help with the day’s events and activities. We are asking that volunteers commit to two hours of work, but you can stay all day if you like. To review volunteer opportunities and to sign up, please visit the volunteer registration site at http://vols.pt/8mgib4.

I encourage you to check out www.uwgb.edu/packers for more information about this no-cost community event. Thank you and Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Dr. Stephen Fritz, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 27, 2014:

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Fritz has accepted my offer to become [Interim] Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.  He will begin his term in January, 2015.

I believe Dr. Fritz’s academic background and extensive leadership experience will be a great asset as we work through our immediate challenges with enrollment, continue our Invent the Future process and move fully into a shared strategic planning process using the UPIC model.

Over the next month or so Dr. Fritz and I will be developing a plan of action for his term as Provost.  I will consult with the University Committee as we develop this action plan.

Dr. Fritz and his wife Pat will be visiting campus from time-to-time between now and the beginning of his appointment.  Dr. Fritz will, in all likelihood, want to schedule time with campus leaders during these visits and I will keep you informed as these visits are scheduled.  In the meantime, I encourage you to reach out to Provost Fritz at sefritz55@hotmail.com.

I am deeply appreciative of your support of this process as we develop a new and powerful narrative for UWGB.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

In the news: Miller talks fund balances

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller spoke with Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Adam Rodewald for a story on UW-Green Bay’s Program Revenue fund balances. The story ran Monday, Oct. 20 on page A-1 of the paper. You can read it here.

P-G fund balances

Veteran Events

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 20, 2014:

Colleagues,
I want to draw your attention to two dates important to our veteran students and their families.

On Wednesday, October 22 an important session will be held for faculty and staff in the Christie Theatre.  The event will be an orientation to promote understanding about the military culture, increase awareness about common psychological and physical conditions among Veterans; address faculty, staff and student concerns and provide helpful resources.  A panel of student veterans will present their stories and lead a discussion about the lives of veterans.

I encourage you to attend this session.  Veterans and their dependents are an important part of our university community.  Their special experiences bring a unique dimension to the classroom and to campus life.  This event, and others during the week, will help us benefit from their experiences.

The week of November 10 – 15 is Veterans Appreciation Week at UWGB.  The over 400 veterans and dependents who attend UWGB are working with staff to plan a number of activities to educate the community about the contributions of veterans and their educational needs.

Thank you.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Interim Provost Candidates Meet and Greet

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Wednesday, October 15, 2014:

Next week Wednesday and Thursday, October 22nd and 23rd, we will be hosting two candidates for the Interim Provost position at UW-Green Bay.  We would like to invite you to a reception on Thursday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the University Union 1965 Room, where the candidates will be meeting and greeting the university community.  Light refreshments will be served.

I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Phuture Phoenix Tour

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 13, 2014:

Colleagues,

On Tuesday and Thursday this week, UW-Green Bay will welcome more than 1,400 area fifth-graders for our annual Phuture Phoenix tour.  I am pleased that so many within our University support Phuture Phoenix by volunteering as guides, opening classrooms and greeting our young visitors.  For many fifth-graders, this will be their first opportunity to experience campus life.

Students will be touring the campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Thank you for your continued support and involvement. By welcoming our young visitors you are enhancing the success of Phuture Phoenix, which has been embraced by our community and replicated at Western Washington University, UW-Eau Claire, and Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.

I am extremely excited about this opportunity to host future college students and Green Bay citizens.

Thanks again.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Examining the Role of the University in Economic Engagement: Survey Request

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Friday, October 10, 2014:

Dear University Community:

As I continue to listen and learn about our University, I have asked for your input on a number of topics. I’m asking you again for your opinions. Please take 15 minutes out of your day to answer this confidential survey (link provided below), by October 31.

Survey Link:  http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06taXMXdwccCupL

The purpose of this survey, an assessment on the role of universities in economic engagement, will help all of us better understand our institutional capabilities and aspirations. By the nature of the questions asked, it will also build awareness of some of the avenues available to us to consider and discuss as we begin to dig deeper to understand what Invent the Future could and should encompass.

A similar survey will be distributed to external stakeholders to gather input on the contributions they believe UWGB is, and should be, making in regional economic engagement.

Thank you for your input!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Invent the Future Working Group Membership

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Thursday, October 10, 2014:

As we move forward with the Invent the Future (ITF) process and begin our university-wide conversation about future directions for UW-Green Bay, I have established four ITF Working Groups.  The Invent the Future Steering Committee, with assistance from the University Committee, Academic Staff Committee, University Staff Committee, and others on campus, made recommendations for the membership of the ITF Working Groups.  The attached list includes the names of the members of each group along with the Chair for each group (first name in bold under group).

The Steering Committee, chaired by Cheryl Grosso, will work with the Working Group chairs to start the process and summarize the community conversation as it proceeds.  I will attempt to meet with each Group as we move forward.

This is an extremely important process at this transitional time in the history of UWGB.  These conversations will help form our vision for the next decade, prepare us for some of the opportunities and challenges ahead and, most importantly, reaffirm our commitment to the university and each other.

The Invent the Future process is described in a paper found by clicking here.

Thank you all for your participation.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Attachment:

Invent the Future Working Groups (Microsoft Word Document, 20.4KB)

Invent the Future and University Planning Design

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Friday, September 26, 2014:

Colleagues,

I am attaching two documents for your review and comment.  The first, entitled “Invent the Future – Design,” describes the structure and operation of the eight month Invent the Future process we are now initiating.  The second document, entitled “University Planning Design,” describes the new university planning structure which is designed to add transparency and provide a longer planning horizon for university strategic and financial planning.  I have discussed both of these documents with the University Committee and will discuss them with the Faculty Senate next week.  I will be happy to meet with the other governing bodies to review these documents.

The University Committee has already begun to suggest membership for the working groups of the ITF process and for the new UPIC.  Please let them know if you have an interest in either of these activities.

Thank you all!

Gary

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Attachments:

Invent the Future, UW-Green Bay Design (Microsoft Word Document, 237KB)
University Planning and Innovation Design (Microsoft Word Document, 517KB)

All-campus email: Provost Wallace submits resignation

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to UW-Green Bay employees on Tuesday, September 23, 2014:

I wish to announce that Dr. Julia Wallace has submitted her resignation as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective immediately.  Dr. Wallace has served the University in this position for over five years.  I hope you will join me in extending our deep gratitude to her for her service to this great institution.

It is my intention to appoint an experienced professional from outside the University to fill this critical position for the next 18 months or more, to assist us in our Invent the Future transition.  I expect that appointment will be made prior to the end of this semester.

For the immediate future, Chief-of-Staff Dan Spielmann will direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost in collaboration with Associate Provost Greg Davis and other direct reports to the Provost.  The academic deans will report directly to me and will work closely with our leadership team in the transition initiative.  I respectfully ask each of you to think of ways to assist Dan and Greg and our colleagues in the Office of the Provost in the coming weeks as they conduct the important business of that office.

Once our course as a University is set, and in consultation with the faculty and staff, we will initiate a national search for the next Provost.

As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

c.    President Ray Cross

Cabinet

Trustees

Sheryl Van Gruensven, Director of Human Resources

David J. Ward, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Gary L. Miller

Chancellor