Invent the Future and University Planning Design

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Friday, September 26, 2014:


I am attaching two documents for your review and comment.  The first, entitled “Invent the Future – Design,” describes the structure and operation of the eight month Invent the Future process we are now initiating.  The second document, entitled “University Planning Design,” describes the new university planning structure which is designed to add transparency and provide a longer planning horizon for university strategic and financial planning.  I have discussed both of these documents with the University Committee and will discuss them with the Faculty Senate next week.  I will be happy to meet with the other governing bodies to review these documents.

The University Committee has already begun to suggest membership for the working groups of the ITF process and for the new UPIC.  Please let them know if you have an interest in either of these activities.

Thank you all!


Gary L. Miller


Invent the Future, UW-Green Bay Design (Microsoft Word Document, 237KB)
University Planning and Innovation Design (Microsoft Word Document, 517KB)

All-campus email: Provost Wallace submits resignation

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to UW-Green Bay employees on Tuesday, September 23, 2014:

I wish to announce that Dr. Julia Wallace has submitted her resignation as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective immediately.  Dr. Wallace has served the University in this position for over five years.  I hope you will join me in extending our deep gratitude to her for her service to this great institution.

It is my intention to appoint an experienced professional from outside the University to fill this critical position for the next 18 months or more, to assist us in our Invent the Future transition.  I expect that appointment will be made prior to the end of this semester.

For the immediate future, Chief-of-Staff Dan Spielmann will direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost in collaboration with Associate Provost Greg Davis and other direct reports to the Provost.  The academic deans will report directly to me and will work closely with our leadership team in the transition initiative.  I respectfully ask each of you to think of ways to assist Dan and Greg and our colleagues in the Office of the Provost in the coming weeks as they conduct the important business of that office.

Once our course as a University is set, and in consultation with the faculty and staff, we will initiate a national search for the next Provost.

As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

c.    President Ray Cross



Sheryl Van Gruensven, Director of Human Resources

David J. Ward, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Gary L. Miller


Chancellor Miller meets with Press-Gazette editorial board

Chancellor Gary L. Miller sat down Tuesday (Sept. 16) with the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board, offering his take on a variety of topics during a half-hour livestreamed interview. Editorial board members asked Miller for his impressions of campus and community, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing UW-Green Bay and higher education generally. You can watch the replay here.

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