UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Tuesday, June 23, 2015:
By now you will have learned of the appointment of Mr. Ron Pfeifer to the new position of Associate Chancellor for External Affairs and Chief of Staff.
This new position is part of the reorganization of my executive team in order to increase efficiency and create a leadership structure to advance our goal of becoming a national leader in institutional engagement. Our prosperity in today’s higher education environment depends on the success of an engagement paradigm that not only focuses education on problem-solving but, importantly, applies interdisciplinarity to affect real economic and social change in our community. Ron will be a key leader in this effort.
Our link to the community is through our faculty, staff and students. The principal asset we bring to any community challenge or opportunity is the expertise, commitment and creativity of the faculty, staff and students. Because of this, it will be extremely important for Ron to develop a deep understanding of the work and interests of faculty and staff. I respectfully request that you find time to meet with Ron as he reaches out to you in the coming weeks and months. In the fall, we will organize more formal meetings with the Shared Governance groups, the UC, the UPIC and academic and administrative units.