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Category Archive: Speeches and Communications

Performance-Based Funding Distribution

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Thursday, May 31, 2018 notifying UW-Green Bay employees of an anticipated allocation of approximately $630,000 in ongoing performance-based funding from the State of Wisconsin in 2018-19.

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution

Memo: Performance-Based Funding Distribution
To: UW-Green Bay Employees
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: May 31, 2018

Employee Appreciation Week 2018


UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sends the following message to faculty and staff:

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

I hope you are enjoying Employee Appreciation Week, a special time set aside to enjoy the camaraderie of those we work with and to say thank you. Your dedicated service and commitment to UW-Green Bay, our students, and the State of Wisconsin is remarkable.

In ways large and small, your work touches the lives of many people every day. Watch our video to see how much we need you and your talents at UW-Green Bay.

As we celebrate you this week, I am especially excited to announce the return of the Phoenix Friday Every Day Initiative this summer. It was fantastic to see your Phoenix pride on full display last summer, and I invite you to do the same this year! You’ll see that the full calendar of events for this week includes Bookstore specials that will help you replenish your supply of green gear. Other events include:

  • Tuesday – Hitch a Ride with Leadership Golf Cart Rides
  • Wednesday – “I’m a Phoenix Photo” and Faculty and Staff Cookout
  • Thursday – Team Building Fun on the Plaza and After Hours Happy Hour
  • Friday – Phoenix Friday and Plant Sale

The challenges we encounter in higher education we face together. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a talented workforce of people dedicated to delivering on our mission and am proud of what we’ve accomplished together this year. Our future at UW-Green Bay is bright.

Simply put, there’s no UWGB without U. I hope you are enjoying the activities taking place this week and a semester end filled with great accomplishments.

Thank you again for your exceptional service and commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I hope to see you at the cookout.

Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Your input is critical: Please attend May 4 forum on proposed new UW-Green Bay Mission

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Thursday, April 26, 2018 inviting the University community to attend a forum on May 4 regarding proposed new UW-Green Bay Mission.

Mission Fora

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Christie Theatre, University Union

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Memorandum: University Communities Invited to Comment on New Proposed University Mission
To:  University Communities at UW-Marinette, UW-Green Bay, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: April 26, 2018

UW-Green Bay Support for DACA

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arnenson to the University community on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Memo: UW-Green Bay Support for DACA
Memorandum: UW-Green Bay Support for DACA
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller, Chancellor and Eric E. Arneson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate
Date: April 4, 2018

Mission Revision

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay community on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

2018.03.27-Mission-Revision

Memorandum: Mission Revision
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: March 27, 2018

UW-Green Bay Annual Business Meeting

University leadership presented an update on the state of the University at the UW-Green Bay Annual Business Meeting on January 26, 2018.  UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Greg Davis, and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Tony Werner led the presentation. Guest speaker Peter Zaehringer, vice president of economic development for Greater Green Bay, spoke on the importance of higher education to the local economy and highlighted related initiatives. Two sessions were available. Each closed with an opportunity to ask questions. A video recording is available here.

UW-Green Bay 2nd annual Business Meeting Presentation

Download the slides (pdf)

Holiday Displays

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller emailed the following message to faculty and staff regarding the UW System Policy on Holiday Displays on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Colleagues,

It is important that we all understand the rights to expression related to Christmas trees and other displays on campus during the holiday season. Attached is some helpful guidance. Please take a few minutes to review and refresh yourself on UW System policies.

2017 Holiday Displays Memo (pdf)

Thank you.
Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

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