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Giving Thanks

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following memorandum to faculty and staff on Friday, November 17, 2017.

2017-Giving-Thanks

Memorandum: Giving Thanks
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller and Georgia Nix Miller
Date: November 17, 2017

University Business Meeting

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The memo explains reasoning behind rescheduling the University Business Meeting to January 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall.

Annual University Business Meeting
Friday, January 26, 2018
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. and 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Theatre Hall, University Theatre*

 

2017-18 University Business Meeting

Subject: 2017-18 University Business Meeting
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: November 15, 2017

A Message from UW System President Ray Cross

The following message was sent from the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s office to faculty and staff at the request of UW System President Ray Cross on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Dear UW System faculty and staff,

Today, the Board of Regents approved moving forward with a restructuring proposal for the UW System. The purpose of the restructuring is to expand access to higher education by leveraging the strength of our comprehensive and research institutions at our two-year campuses, and all two-year campuses will remain open.

It is important you know:
Student recruitment should still move forward as usual. We will continue to offer associate degrees at our two-year campuses, and the intent is to actually bring more classes onsite in the future.
Students will continue to be able to transfer to any UW institution of their choosing – just as they do now.

We will maintain existing tuition levels for classes currently offered at the two-year institutions to keep them affordable for students and families.
Demographics are changing rapidly in Wisconsin. We want to respond proactively to the urgency of the situation so that we can set a positive course for UW System’s future. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, our goal is to continue to provide world-class public higher education, research, and outreach services into the 21st century and beyond. To do so, we must manage the demographic, enrollment, and financial challenges the two-year campuses face, while maintaining a sustainable, viable presence in these communities.

Now that the Regents have approved the concept, we will move forward into the implementation phase. We are committed to engaging students, faculty, staff, community leaders, and other stakeholders in making this a successful transition. Regional restructuring committees are being established, which will inform a central Steering Committee. All of our stakeholders will have a voice in this process, so please watch for upcoming events at your campus.

We encourage you to visit our restructuring website at www.wisconsin.edu/uw-restructure to learn more about the proposal. We continually update the content, and you can read FAQs and sign up to be notified when we add new content to the site.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our students and the citizens of Wisconsin.

Sincerely,
President Ray Cross

Board of Regents Approves UW System Restructuring

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to UW-Green Bay campus community on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Reshaping Higher Education in Northeast Wisconsin. Together.

Memorandum: Reshaping Higher Education in Northeast Wisconsin. Together.
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: November 9, 2017
Subject: Reshaping Higher Education in Northeast Wisconsin. Together.

UW College Merger – Contact with College Campuses

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to UW-Green Bay campus community on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Memo: October 26, 2017 Subject: UW College Merger – Contact with College Campuses

 

Memorandum: UW College Merger – Contact with College Campuses
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: October 26, 2017

UW-Green Bay Names Charles Guthrie Ninth Athletics Director in Program History

The following message was sent on behalf of Chancellor Gary Miller via e-mail to the UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

I am pleased today to announce that Charles Guthrie has been named the ninth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Guthrie, an athletics administrator with over 15 years in collegiate athletics, has spent the last three years as the Director of Athletics at San Francisco State and will begin the new role on November 6. A press conference to introduce Guthrie to the Green Bay community will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 4 p.m. in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center.

As Green Bay’s Director of Athletics, Charles will oversee a department offering 16 intercollegiate sports, serving 250 student-athletes and having reached tremendous heights in recent years. He will report directly to me and serve on my senior leadership team.

I am delighted to welcome Charles to the UW-Green Bay community as Athletic Director. He brings exactly the right expertise in NCAA athletics to move an already fantastic program to even higher levels. We were especially impressed with his strong community spirit, ability to work with coaches and staff, understanding of today’s complex NCAA environment, track record with compliance and his overall love of higher education, sports and student athletes.

Since joining San Francisco State, an NCAA Division II institution sponsoring 12 athletic programs, Guthrie has been responsible for strategic planning, implementing, coordinating and assessing core components of external relations, internal operations and compliance with a primary focus on the student-athlete experience, staff and coach development, and fundraising.

“I’m humbled and honored to assume the responsibility of leading Green Bay athletics into a new era,” Guthrie shared in the news release announcing his new position. “I am grateful to Chancellor Miller and the members of the search committee for their confidence in me to lead Phoenix Athletics to new heights. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance athletics excellence at UWGB commensurate with a tireless commitment to all aspects of the educational experience – all with a ‘Student First’ approach. I look forward to working with the coaches, faculty, staff and Green Bay community in advancing the Phoenix program.”

Please join me in welcoming Charles to Green Bay and the University in the weeks ahead.

Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor
UW-Green Bay

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University
To: Faculty & Staff
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring

The UW-Green Bay office of the Chancellor sent the following message to faculty, staff, students and trustees on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Map of Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension RestructuringI attach a letter from UW-System President Ray Cross announcing his intention to recommend to the Board of Regents a significant realignment of UW Extension and the UW Colleges. Under the proposal, UW-Sheboygan, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Marinette would become part of UW-Green Bay.

The reorganization is to take effect on July 1, 2018. Implementation teams at both the System and Campus levels will begin the work of planning for this transition after Board of Regents approval.

We will work closely with Chancellor Sandeen and her leadership team to arrange visits to campus and the communities in the near future.

Our shared vision to grow and become a key driver of the economy, education outcomes and community vitality of Green Bay and the surrounding region will take an exciting step forward if the proposal is approved. You play a critical role in realizing that vision. I look forward to working with many of you to set the course for a successful transition and our expansion to a multi-campus university.

MAP – Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring.pdf
October 11_Ray Cross Letter.pdf

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The memo acknowledges the effects of recent hurricanes impacting the southern United states and the UW-Green Bay students serving in the National Guard deployed for disaster relief efforts.

Memo: UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief

UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 12, 2017

Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 announcing a restructuring of the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.

Chancellor's Council on Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Chancellor’s Council on Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 5, 2017