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Student ‘Town Hall’ with President Cross

UW System President Ray Cross visited UW-Green Bay, March 24, to listen to concerns and suggestions from the campus community regarding the budget as well as share the latest news about the System. A “town hall” meeting with the students was held in the University Theatre at 11:30 a.m. A second meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. for  faculty and staff at the same location.

Below is a recording of the session. Due to technical difficulties, the first five minutes of the session are not included.

50:06 | 17.3MB | Download the audio file

Employee ‘Town Hall’ with President Cross

UW System President Ray Cross visited UW-Green Bay, March 24, to listen to concerns and suggestions from the campus community regarding the budget. A “town hall” meeting was held at 1:30 p.m. for faculty and staff in the University Theatre. A similar session was held at 11:30 a.m. for students at the same location.

The meeting opened with remarks prior to fielding questions and comments from attendees. Below is a recording of the session.

1:02:15 | 22.3MB | Download the audio file

3rd State Budget Town Hall Recording

Chancellor Miller addressed an audience of faculty, staff and students in a third informational budget “town hall” session in the University Theatre on Friday morning (March 6). After about 30 minutes of remarks, he opened the floor to a question and answer session. A synopsis of the budget forum is available on the UW-Green Bay Inside news site.

Chancellor Miller’s opening remarks


29:39 | 11.9 MB | Download the audio file

Question and answer portion


45:17 | 17.6 MB | Download the audio file

Message from the Chancellor about benefits

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Thursday, February 26, 2015:

Colleagues,

At our last Town Hall meeting there were a number of questions regarding faculty and staff benefits in a new University Authority. Attached is a memo from Alan Crist, Senior Associate Vice President at UW System, which affirms that the biennial budget bill currently before the Legislature does not propose changes to benefits currently available to UW System employees or to those employees in a University System.

Thanks.

Gary

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Attachment: Employee-Benefits-Under-Governors-Proposed Budget.pdf

Message to alumni on budget cuts

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller e-mailed the following message to UW-Green Bay Alumni on Tuesday, February 24, 2015:
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2nd State Budget Town Hall Recording

Chancellor Miller addressed an audience of more than 200 faculty, staff and students in a second informational budget “town hall” session in the University Theatre on Friday morning (Feb. 20). After about 20 minutes of remarks, he opened the floor to a question and answer session, interspersed with remarks as gaps allowed. A synopsis of the budget forum is available on the UW-Green Bay Inside news site.

Chancellor Miller’s opening remarks


22:18 | 9.1MB | Download the audio file

Question and answer portion


41:37 | 16.4MB | Download the audio file

Budget Update

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Monday, February 16, 2015:

Dear Colleagues,

Let me bring you up to date on our planning activities related to the budget reduction exercise in which we are now engaged. First, I want to thank all those who have participated in this process as a member of one of the planning groups or by providing suggestions about how to proceed. Click here to read more »

Video: Remarks on State Budget

In a brief video message to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, Chancellor Gary L. Miller reiterated his invitation seeking broad-based participation in campus planning to address a possible $4 million reduction in the 2015-16 budget because of state budget cuts. The video was recorded Wednesday, Feb. 11.

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Conversation about the State Budget

Greetings, UWGB Colleagues,

We find ourselves in challenging times.  To meet these challenges and to turn them into opportunities we will need the engagement of everyone.  Please use this space to give your best ideas and ask important questions.  I will work to answer questions and I will make sure your views are shared with the various planning and governance groups.  This is a fantastic university with an important mission.  With your help, we will move through this period and into a bright future.

Go Phoenix!
Gary

Immediate Cost Containment Measures

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Wednesday, February 4, 2015:

As you know, we have initiated the difficult process of taking a substantial reduction in the university budget.  In order to manage resources to achieve as much flexibility as possible I am taking the following actions effective immediately:

  1. A moratorium on hiring for all positions including permanent ongoing, temporary or short-term for all employment classifications, from any fund source.  Requests for exceptions should be submitted to the Position Review Committee and approved by the Provost.  Student hires are allowed to fulfill duties normally covered by student employees.
  2. A moratorium on all out-of-state travel (excluding Minneapolis and Chicago).
  3. Immediately centralize expenditure authority for all funds.  Expenditure approval must be made at the Dean or Area Leader level.  Expenditures for Student Organizations is exempted.
  4. Immediately centralize all tuition funded cash balances outside of the tuition pool.  This will include balances in funds 131, 136 and 189.

These actions will be in effect until further notice.  Exceptions must be approved by the Provost.

I am deeply appreciative of your understanding of the necessity of these measures.

Further discussion of the proposed state budget will take place at a Town Hall Meeting, scheduled for Monday, February 9th at 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix B.  I hope to see many of you there.

c:  Council of Trustees