UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Tuesday, January 13, 2015:
In November 2014, we began an initiative to focus on recruiting more local students to UWGB. November and December were busy months for those who work in, and volunteered with, the Enrollment Drive. A volunteer phone team made thousands of phone calls encouraging freshmen to apply to UWGB. Application teams went into the high schools to help students fill out applications. We sent thousands of emails and postcards, and hosted over 300 students for on campus visits. All of these efforts are paying off. We are currently seeing a 16% increase compared to last year’s freshmen applications, and a 12% increase in admissions. This is great work.
But, our work is not done. We are now shifting our focus, led by Jen Jones, to ensure that we see as many freshmen as possible enroll in our great institution. We are also finding creative ways to encourage more transfer students to apply and enroll for the fall of 2015. Jen is collecting and implementing ideas with the help of people all around campus. I encourage you to reach out to her to see how you might be able to help. I appreciate all the efforts so many of the campus community members have already put forth towards recruitment. I look forward to celebrating with you as we achieve our goals.
Gary L. Miller