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Office of theChancellor

Emeritus & Service Awards Presentation

On behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Chancellor Gary L. Miller cordially invites the campus community to a special presentation of Emeritus and Service Awards on Thursday, February 11 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Phoenix Room A/B of the University Union.

Date: Thurs., Feb. 11
Time: 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room A/B, University Union

Lead by emcee Prof. Steven Meyer, UW-Green Bay will honor colleagues achieving emeritus status and years of service milestones to the University of Wisconsin System

Faculty and Staff Emeritus Honorees

Clifford Abbott
Forrest Baulieu
Carol Emmons
Cheryl Grosso
Pamela Harvey-Jacobs
Catherine Henze
Tian-You Hu
Warren Johnson
Ken Knauf
William Lepley
Don McCartney
Larry McGregor
E. Nicole Meyer
Stephen Perkins
Christopher Sampson
Jeanellyn Schwarzenbach
Ann Selk
Daniel Spielmann
Michael Stearney

Service Anniversary Celebrants

10 Years of Service
Kristin Aoki, Lynn Brandt, Mathew Dornbush, Janet Gomez, Steven Kimball, James Loebl, Pao Lor, John Luczaj, Ryan Martin, Michael McIntire, Nathan Rusch, Erin VanDaalwyk, Paul Wikgren, Amanda Wildenberg, Jeffrey Willems, Amy Wolf, Julie Wondergem

20 Years of Service
Gregory Aldrete, Joanie Dovekas, Deborah Furlong, Nora Kanzenbach, John Katers, Paul Pinkston, Patricia Terry, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter, Mark Wenzel, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

25 Years of Service
Lucy Arendt, Joseph Biese, Susan Bodilly, Therese Greve, Jennifer Ham, Tian-You Hu, Dennis Lorenz, Christopher Luedtke, Michael Schmitt

30 Years of Service
Lisa Fink, Cheryl Grosso, Donald McDowell, Christopher Sampson

35 Years of  Service
Carol Emmons

40 Years of Service
Patrea (Poppy) Grant

Mid-Year Convocation

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.


I hope each of you had a wonderful winter break.  Welcome back to campus to begin the spring semester.

I wanted to let you know that we will not be convening for a Mid-Year Convocation this year.   We are currently planning a concluding 50th year anniversary celebration for the campus this spring..

We are making plans to recognize service milestones and retirements in another format.

Thank you.


Gary L. Miller

2015 Winter Commencement Address

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am attaching a copy of Dr. Harvey Kaye’s very inspirational Commencement Address to our winter graduates.  I want to thank Harvey for his important message to our graduates and for his commitment to UWGB.



Gary L. Miller


UWGB Prof. Harvey Kaye’s Commencement Address (pdf)

UWGB Council of Trustees

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Lou LeCalsey has agreed to continue his role as Chair of the UWGB Council of Trustees.  At this time of great opportunity for the university, it is my desire to shape our interaction with the Trustees in order to organize their great influence in support of our strategy.  Having Lou continue in his role will lend continuity and extraordinary experience to this process.

I am deeply grateful to Lou for agreeing to continue in this role.  I hope you will join me in thanking him for his service to UWGB – which extends more than 30 years.

Thank you for all your great work on behalf of our students and the Green Bay community.

Gary L. Miller

Thanksgiving Wishes

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Monday, November 23, 2015.


As we approach Thanksgiving, Georgia and I are reminded of how fortunate we are to have family and friends and to be on this great journey with all of you.  We hope each of you will find time to relax and have fun with those close to you over this Thanksgiving weekend.   Thank you all for your work and your commitment to this university and this great community.

Georgia and I ask you to join us in thinking about the many around us and around the world who are less fortunate than all of us and most especially, those who, because of circumstances beyond their control, are not able to live in peace.  Thank you.


Gary L. Miller

Campus Reorganization

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Dear Colleagues,

I am deeply appreciative of the support of the Faculty Senate and the University Committee for the campus reorganization.  We will present the proposal to the Board of Regents at their December meeting.  As we implement the new organization in the spring semester we will continue to consult closely with the shared governance groups and academic units.

This is an exciting time for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  I am excited to be moving forward with you.

Thank you all.


Message from the Chancellor

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller e-mailed the following message to students, faculty and staff on Thursday, November 13, 2015.

The recent events at the University of Missouri and elsewhere in the American Academy remind me of the importance of our commitment to diversity and tolerance, and our obligation to provide a welcoming and supportive campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  I hope you will join me in reaffirming these values.

I encourage you to engage each other and our students in discussions about the important issues of our time and to advance ideas and concerns that will help us improve our programs and our campus environment.  The free exchange of ideas and perspectives are founding principles of UWGB that will serve us well in this time.

Thank you and Go Phoenix!

FAQ regarding campus reorganization

Monday, October 26, 2015 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum and reorganization frequently asked questions from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff to follow-up university planning communications that were sent to campus on Monday, September 28, 2015.

To: Faculty and Staff
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: October 26, 2015
Subject: FAQ regarding campus reorganization

Reorganizing UWGB for the Future
The Future Imagined
Frequently Asked Questions

United Way

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following message from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Monday, October 26, 2015.

It’s my pleasure as Chancellor to announce that this week our campus will begin its annual United Way campaign under the leadership of Rick Warpinski.  I’m sure I don’t need to tell you of the unmet human needs in the Greater Green Bay area; the United Way addresses those needs in an organized, deliberate way that deserves our support.

My senior leadership team is one hundred percent committed to financially support the United Way and I hope you’ll consider joining us in that effort.  We could all feel good about supporting a comprehensive approach to addressing our community’s substantial needs.

Please join us in supporting the United Way this year.  So many of us are so fortunate; we need to remember those less well off at this time of year.  It’s the right thing to do.

Gary L. Miller

Oregon Shootings

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor sent the following e-mail message from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Friday, October 2, 2015.

To the UWGB Community:

I know all of you have heard about the terrible shooting yesterday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  I ask all of us at UWGB to join Georgia and me in holding our colleagues in Roseburg close to our hearts during this difficult time.

On behalf of all of you, I extend our deepest sympathy and best wishes to all of those who have been touched by this tragedy.