UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following message via e-mail to employees on Friday, April 15, 2016:
I am sure you have now seen the budget impact sheets released by UW System for each campus. You may find the one for UWGB at UWGB Budget Reduction Impact. This report was prepared at the direction of UW System to inform the Board of Regents, legislative colleagues and our community partners about the general effects of the budget reductions enacted by the legislature last year. The reductions listed on this sheet went into effect this past year. As we routinely argue, universities are integrated organizations and, thus, cuts in one area affect many other areas. The list of effects of these reductions reflect this integration. This sheet is not intended to be a detailed list of all reductions. Rather, it is designed to give the reader a clear impression of the overall effect of reducing the university budget by more than $2 M.
Our current expense reduction process is also noted on the summary sheet. The details of that additional $2 M reduction related to soft enrollment will be disseminated to the University community in the coming days as decisions are finalized.
I continue to believe UWGB is in the best position possible to work through our current difficulties and expand our role in this community. However, please know that our Trustees and I continue to strongly urge policy makers not to apply additional reductions to the University in the coming biennium and to enter into a discussion about a rational tuition policy. I will share a copy of the Trustees’ statement in the near future.
Thank you all for your great work and, most especially, for your commitment to our students and this community.
UW System comprehensive universities prepared snapshots of budget reductions for the April 2016 Regents’ meeting. Although the budget discussions in the full board meeting were tabled, the documents are available for public viewing. You can see them here.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff outlining the future of the University Planning and Innovation Council (UPIC). UPIC was formed in Fall 2014 to increase participation among the campus community in a biennial-based strategic budgeting process for UWGB.
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: February 25, 2016
Subject: Future of the UPIC
Chancellor Miller addressed an audience of 300 faculty, staff and students in the fifth in a series of informational budget “town hall” sessions in the University Theatre on Wednesday morning (June 3). After making brief remarks, he opened the floor to a question and answer session. A synopsis of the budget forum will be available on the UW-Green Bay Inside news site.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following invitation to faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, June 2, 2015:
Chancellor Gary Miller and campus leaders invite you to a Town Hall Meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 in the University Theatre to hear comments regarding the budget update, budget process and summer activities. We hope you will join us. A summary of discussion points is available in a memorandum here http://blog.uwgb.edu/chancellor/2015/06/02/budget-update-2/.