Bold, energetic and a dream realized in this week’s ‘Minute with Mike.”
Dear UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff,
We share a common bond every day when we arrive on campus and dedicate our efforts toward the educational betterment of our student body. We see the constant change of higher education played out in many ways around us but our alignment around access and student support is critical to our mission and our relevancy to Northeast Wisconsin.
A walk through campus reminds us how important our personal gifts really are to the growth of the University. The new Willie Davis Finance and Investment Laboratory and the Charles Schwab Foundation Center for Financial Planning are remarkable learning environments that bring excitement to the learning process. Stocked shelves in the Campus Cupboards on our four campuses demonstrate our collective commitment to making sure no student endures food insecurity. Many of our students are recipients of need-based financial aid provided by caring donors, including several of you. These enhancements help us to better serve our students and our community — visible signals that we’re a vibrant university on the right path!
Earlier this year the University announced a bold and ambitious effort, the Ignite the Future Campaign, a $20 million campaign to fund key strategic University initiatives. The community immediately embraced the effort, already gifting $12.3 million to get the Campaign rolling. Now I ask you to join the ranks of our friends and alumni as supporters of the Campaign. Gifts of any size are a meaningful way to help students and support the strategic initiatives of the University.
UW-Green Bay also embraces community partners like United Way in reaching others in need in our region. United Way helps numerous social service agencies meet the needs of families who need a helping hand. I encourage you to consider a gift to the annual United Way Campaign, as helping people in our community is an extension of our vision for improving the quality of life for all.
Collaboration makes great things happen. In this week’s ‘Minute with Mike,’ Mike speaks from the Green Roof on the top of the STEM Innovation Center, highlighting how partnerships can solve local and regional problems. Enjoy!
In this week’s ‘Minute with Mike,’ Chancellor Alexander reminds us that the actions we take locally can have positive impact on a global scale. Watch his video below and enjoy the water we have right in our backyard!