UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Friday, September 26, 2014:
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.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, then chancellor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, co-authored an article titled “The Role of Public Comprehensive Universities in Closing the Innovation Deficit” for the August 2014 issue of Computer magazine. Writing with Robert R. Hoon, Miller describes an ambitious UNC Wilmington initiative that explores how public universities can help close the U.S. “innovation deficit” by encouraging local entrepreneurship and regional economic development.
Featured in Computer‘s interactive e-magazine, the article includes an audio interview with Chancellor Miller that explores the UNC Wilmington initiative.
The following was sent on behalf of Chancellor Gary Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on August 5, 2014.
Dear Campus Community —
I would like to sincerely thank you for what already has been a warm welcome to UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay community. Georgia and I are thrilled to be here, and we look forward to building a deeper relationship with each of you as we become settled in our new home.
As valued members of the UW-Green Bay community, your input will be critical as we get to know the University and the region. Toward that end, I would appreciate you completing a short survey on your impressions of UW-Green Bay. Please take a few minutes to fill it out, sharing an honest assessment of strengths as well as areas for potential growth. Kindly reply by the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 15.
Working together, we can build on a foundation of success while creating exciting new opportunities for the future.
Thank you, and I hope to see each of you very soon.
The following was sent on behalf of Chancellor-designate Gary Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on June 4, 2014.
I am extremely honored and excited to have been selected the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. To be part of the innovative spirit, record of excellence and commitment to student access and success of UW-Green Bay is indeed a special opportunity. Thank you for your support and your trust.
I will be working with Chancellor Harden over the coming weeks to learn about the university and the Green Bay community and to achieve a smooth transition. Georgia and I look forward to meeting all of you when we arrive on campus in late July. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at:
The announcement on Monday, June 2 that Gary L. Miller has been named the next chancellor of UW-Green Bay received considerable media coverage locally, as news outlets heard from the chancellor-designate and others during an afternoon press conference. Chancellor-designate Miller spoke via telephone about his plans for transition, his thoughts on issues facing higher education, his desire to innovate and partner with the community, and much more. Also joining via telephone was Chancellor Tom Harden, while Regent Tim Higgins and Search and Screen Committee members Cheryl Grosso and Jennifer Mokren attended in person.
Included in the coverage is Tuesday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial, which says Miller’s track record with campus and community ties makes him a good fit for UW-Green Bay’s top job. Read the editorial.
On Monday, June 2, Gary L. Miller was named the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Read the UW System press release.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved Gary L. Miller’s appointment, following the recommendation made by President Ray Cross and a subcommittee of Regents. Miller begins August 1, 2014.
Miller will succeed Chancellor Thomas K. Harden, who announced in December 2013 that he intends to conclude his tenure as the University’s top administrator in August 2014 after serving in this capacity since June 1, 2009. Miller will be UW-Green Bay’s sixth chancellor.