Chancellor Chats: October 2016

You’re making a difference!

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UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller e-mailed the following message to students, faculty and staff on Friday, October 28, 2016:

This is a perfect time of year to reflect on the thousands of hours UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff put into our community each year. Thank you for all you do!

Chancellor Chats: October 2016
Gary L. Miller

The Vision of UWGB for the Future

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum and vision statement from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The vision statement was developed with the Deans, University Planning and Innovation Council (UPIC) and campus leadership to shape UW-Green Bay’s long-term goals.

Memo: The Vision of UWGB for the Future

Memorandum and Vision Statement
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: October 13, 2016
Subject: The Vision of UWGB for the Future

Phuture Phoenix

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following message from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Dear Campus Community,

Remember the awe and wonder that washed over you the first time you set foot on a college campus? Elementary school students from across the region will share that feeling this Thursday and Friday when 1,500 fifth graders transcend on the UW-Green Bay campus for their Phuture Phoenix field trip. What an energizing two days it will be!

The University’s signature college introduction program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. The Phuture Phoenix program has hosted more than 15,000 students since it began in 2003.

Students and their mentors will visit classrooms, residence halls, the Cofrin Library, the Kress Events Center and other parts of campus during the tour days. Students will work alongside students and faculty in labs, art studios and other academic spaces. Numerous UW-Green Bay faculty members have special planned activities for students and teachers alike.

None of this would be possible without the enthusiastic support of more than 250 UW-Green Bay students who are serving as role models and group leaders for the day and 90-plus faculty members who are participating. To those who are volunteering, THANK YOU for sharing your pride and passion for education and our university.

As a member of the Phoenix family, I hope you’ll do what you can to make each and every visitor feel welcome. Something little can make a lasting impression—a smile, a wave, a hello or a high five can go a long way. And don’t forget to proudly wear your Phoenix gear this week, another simple way to show our visitors how proud you are to be a part of this family.

Please join me in welcoming these wonderful young people to our campus. They are full of promise and possibilities. They are our future!

Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller

Guidance on Political Campaign Activities at UW System Institutions

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller e-mailed the following message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 4, 2016:


I am providing important information from System General Counsel Tom Stafford regarding our rights and responsibilities as university employees regarding participation in political campaigns.  Please read this carefully and contact Ron Pfeifer if you have questions.

Thank you.


Gary L. Miller

Attachment: Guidance on Political Campaign Activities at UW System Institutions

UW-Green Bay Annual Business Meeting

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Campus leadership hosted a UW-Green Bay Annual Business Meeting, on September 30, 2016.  UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Sheryl Van Gruensven and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Greg Davis provided an update on the state of the University. The agenda included an overview of the 2017-2019 biennial budget process, what it holds for UW-Green Bay and the ongoing work to advocate for the University. Also provided was an update on UWGB’s current budget, fund balances and overall financial health going into the new academic year. The presentation also highlighted enrollment progress and the correlation between enrollment and the University budgeting process and gave an update on recent expenditure reduction efforts. Each of the two presentation sessions closed with a question and answer session.

Video of the presentation will be available this week.

The presentation file (pdf) is available for download.

UW-Green Bay Annual Business Meeting