Cultural Connections Networking Social

Posted on behalf of Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center

Cultural Connections is a social/networking group for professionals of color in the Green Bay area (St. Norbert College, UWGB, NWTC, and Green Bay School District). If you are a professional of color or have family members of color and are interested in participating, please review the event information here regarding the next Cultural Connections social which will occur on August 18, 2017 at Bay Beach.

If you have any games or fun activities you would like to bring please let the group know ahead of time by emailing

Student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week on August 20th

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week starting August 20, 2017.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at:

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390.

Employee Spotlight: Christopher Paquet

Christopher Paquet

Name: Christopher C. Paquet

Position at UWGB: Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of Business and Finance

Summary of what you do: “other duties as assigned”

How long have you been employed: about 4 ½ years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as the Risk Manager and Contract Officer, but have been privileged to take on several other roles such as Title IX Coordinator, Records Manager and Clery Compliance Officer

Three words that describe you: Per Facebook Quiz: Efficient, Logical and Driven

Personal interests: Reading, Coaching (Football & Soccer), Cooking & Grilling

Random facts/interests: I have far more tattoos than most people would imagine.


Any favorite line from a movie?

“I’m your Huckleberry”, Doc Holiday, Tombstone

Are you messy or organized?


Best vacation you’ve been to?

Rented a house in North Carolina with my Mom, Sister’s family and my family

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Very verbal, definitely the class clown

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Ringer (formally Grantland)

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Everyone has a game plan until you punch them in the face” Mike Tyson

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? 

Not that I know of, but some probably have some unflattering names for me

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?


Favorite travel spot? 

State Football Tournament at Camp Randall

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

My wife, to see exactly how much she puts up with

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Kevin James (too obvious?)

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

Katie Ledecky, to feel what it would be like to be the unquestioned best in the world at something

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? 


If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

1995 Rugby World Cup

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Konop’s Hotdogs

If you were an animal what would you be?

Polar Bear

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

“A Song of Ice and Fire” unless that is already taken

If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be?

Organization: How to Compartmentalize Process

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save?

My Dad’s Flag

Least favorite Food?

Cooked tomatoes

Motto or personal mantra?

The only person who you need to be better than tomorrow is the person you are today.

People would be surprised if they knew:

If I could do anything in the world, I would have a small dairy farm and breed greyhounds

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Wife, Kristen, 17 years, and two children Max, 15 & Natalie, 13

Top 3 life highlights?

Coaching with my Dad in the 1998 State Football Championship

Arguing a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Day children were born

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Embrace the pace. Depending on where you came from, you might need to get used to things having a greater amount of process and review, which can be frustrating. Just be patient and you will get used to the pace of UWGB.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

The diversity, it truly is never the same day twice. I am constantly challenged to research new concepts and ideas. I love being able to help people from all over campus work to achieve their goals.

What book did you read last?

Hillbilly Elegy

What celebrity do people think you look like?

Kevin James, but it’s totally not a weight thing

What did you want to be when growing up?

Forest Ranger

What is the first concert you attended?

Rick Springfield (my Mom made my Sister take me if she wanted to go)

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Payoff the student loans for every attorney working in Legal Aid and the Public Defenders Office in Brown County

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

All the planning in the world doesn’t matter, you can never have the contingencies 100% covered

What is your favorite meal?

Prime Rib at any Wisconsin Supper Club

What is your favorite movie and book?

Book:   To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie:  Bridge on the River Kwai

Hidden talent?

I actually am a fairly decent cook, I really like preparing high end dishes

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I always say, I don’t hunt, I don’t fish, I don’t golf, I coach. Coaching honestly takes up so much of my time, I don’t really have another hobby.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

I love Titanic

What would you like to be famous for?


What’s on your bucket list?

Attend a football game in every Big 10 Stadium (4 down)

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?


What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay?

Badger State Brewery with my wife and dog on a Saturday afternoon

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

When my Dad died, I stopped asking that questions, life is just too darn uncertain

Where is your home town?

Denmark, Wisconsin

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Butterfield and Robinson Dalmatian Coast Biking Tour

Congratulations Andrew Meyer!

Starting July 24, 2017, Andrew Meyer will transition from an Admissions Advisor to the Transfer Services Coordinator for the Registrar’s Office.

Congratulations, Andrew!

Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Released


On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  By September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.

None of the revisions impact the completion of forms. For more details on the revisions within the form, please see the USCIS publication at

In order to ensure compliance by September 18, we ask that you begin using the updated version immediately. Downloading and using the current version from the HR Forms page for each new hire will ensure you have the most current version of the form. Forms submitted on an outdated version after September 18 will be returned and the new form will need to be completed.

We encourage you to complete the electronic I-9 instead of printing and writing in the information. This reduces the possibility of errors and hiring delays. If you’d like a refresher on the I-9 process or have any questions regarding the I-9, please contact Jenny Charapata in Human Resources at 920-465-2326 or


Performance Evaluations – Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Limited Employees

Annual performance evaluations are a key component to employee performance and development.  The objectives of annual performance evaluations are to provide all employees and their supervisors an opportunity to:

  • Discuss job performance
  • Set goals for professional development
  • Establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission
  • Discuss expectations and accomplishments
  • Discuss career progression eligibility

Non-instructional academic staff and limited employees and their supervisors should begin the performance evaluation process for the prior fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) as soon as possible. Please follow the procedure outlined on the Performance Evaluation Narrative Form, submitting the completed evaluation to the area leader’s office no later than Friday, August 25, 2017. Please note – An annual performance evaluation is not required for individuals hired after July 1, 2016 if a six-month evaluation has already been completed.

Part of the performance review process should be a discussion regarding changes in position responsibilities, appropriateness of the assigned title, and the eligibility towards career progression if employees are in a progression series title.

Per Regent Pay Plan Distribution Policy, compensation adjustments must be based upon merit and employee performance.  Therefore, any future pay adjustments will be contingent upon satisfactory performance.

If you are interested in receiving training related to performance evaluations, career progression and title change, and/or academic staff contracts, or have any questions regarding these processes, please contact or (920) 465-2390.

Congratulations Paula Ganyard!

Starting July 8, 2017, Paula Ganyard will transition from Cofrin Library Director to Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT & Cofrin Library.

Congratulations, Paula!

Employee Spotlight: Brenda Beck


Name: Brenda Beck

Position at UW-Green Bay: Dean Assistant, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Summary of what you do: Administrative support for the Dean and for the College in the areas of budget, financial management, business policies and procedures, human resources and more.

How long have you been employed: I started at UW-Green Bay in May 2008

Brief history of employment with UW-Green Bay: Before starting in my current position three years ago, I had a variety of part- and full-time positions with Phuture Phoenix, University Advancement, University Archives/Records Management, Human Development & Information and Computing Sciences. I even worked a few days in the Chancellor’s office when they let Paula Marcec take a vacation!

Three words that describe you: Organized, efficient and flexible

Personal interests: Spending time with family, yoga, exercise, reading, Sudoku, FreeCell, Scrabble

Random fact: I received my MBA from UW-Oshkosh, but never had a class on their campus; all of my courses were held in the evenings at UW-Green Bay.


Any favorite line from a movie? You can’t handle the truth!

Are you messy or organized? Definitely organized

Best vacation you’ve been to? Any vacation is the best vacation.

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog? The Atlantic

Do you have a favorite quote? If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

Favorite travel spot? Our cottage in Nasewaupee, Door County

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Meg Ryan? Drew Barrymore? I do need to add that it wouldn’t be an Oscar winning movie!

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? It would be interesting to witness my great-grandparents immigrating to the United States from Germany.

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? Photographs

Least favorite food? Pasta, melon, mushrooms. I’ll stop at listing just three!

Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Schofield, WI, the oldest of 4. My youngest brother was born on my birthday when I was 14. I graduated from St. Norbert College and have lived in the area since then.

Tell us about your family. I’ve been married to my best friend, Paul, for 26 years this month and we have 3 wonderful children. After graduating from St. Norbert, our oldest daughter, Kaylee, spent 27 months in the Peace Corps/Malawi and just finished her first year of graduate school at Marquette University. Our daughter, Micah, spent a year in Argentina during her high school junior year and will graduate from UW-Green Bay this December (after just 5 semesters!) with a major in Spanish & Latin American Studies and a minor in Democracy & Justice Studies. Our son, Gage, just finished his sophomore year in high school and will leave next month to spend his junior year in Cavalaire sur Mer, France.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I’ve never had a cell phone.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Get involved with the variety of activities that are hosted by Human Resources and the professional development committees. Take advantage of using the Kress Activities Center.

What do you like most about your job? The interaction I have with so many departments on campus.

What else do you do for fun? I’ve volunteered as a cashier at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for the past 6+ years. It’s a great way to give back to the community and meet a lot of people.

What is an ability you wish you had? To get by on less sleep.

What is your biggest pet peeve? The first that comes to mind is people who don’t use their directional when driving, or feel the need to stop at stop signs, or litter, or don’t know how to recycle…oh, I have so many pet peeves (is that a bad thing?!)

What one food do you wish had zero calories? I wish bakery had zero carbs!

What phobias do you have? Heights. I have to look at the walls when I’m on the eighth floor of the library.

What places have you lived in? Aside from a semester in London, I’ve lived in Wisconsin my entire life.

What would people never guess you do in your role? That I spend way too much time with spreadsheets!

What would you like to be famous for? I don’t need to be famous, but I’d like to be remembered as being a good person.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay? Enjoying a Titletown Brewing Company beer on the patio or Roof Tap!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 5 years closer to retirement!

Where is your favorite place to eat? At home – Paul does the cooking!

Congratulations Brent Haack!

Athletics, Brent Haack, Kress Events Center-16Starting July 1, 2017, Brent Haack will transition from a temporary to ongoing Events Coordinator role for the Intramurals & Recreation Department at the Kress.

Congratulations, Brent!