UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 20, 2014:
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.
Gary L. Miller
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
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 13, 2014:
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.
Gary L. Miller
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
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
Invent the Future Working Groups (Microsoft Word Document, 20.4KB)
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.
Thank you all!
Gary L. Miller
Invent the Future, UW-Green Bay Design (Microsoft Word Document, 237KB)
University Planning and Innovation Design (Microsoft Word Document, 517KB)
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.
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The interview with Chancellor Miller is also available on YouTube.
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The magazine issue is available for download as a pdf.
Computer, August 2014, Volume 47, Number 8
The Fall 2014 Employee Convocation kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, in the University Union’s Phoenix Room.
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union
- Introduction of new faculty and staff
- Introduction of Named Professorship recipients
- Presentation of Founders Association Awards for Excellence
- Remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller
- Lunch in Leona Cloud Commons
R.S.V.P.: RSVP by August 22 to Paula Marcec, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
I hope everyone has a great summer.
Thank you and Go Phoenix!
Gary L. Miller