UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Monday, October 13, 2014:
On Tuesday and Thursday this week, UW-Green Bay will welcome more than 1,400 area fifth-graders for our annual Phuture Phoenix tour. I am pleased that so many within our University support Phuture Phoenix by volunteering as guides, opening classrooms and greeting our young visitors. For many fifth-graders, this will be their first opportunity to experience campus life.
Students will be touring the campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you for your continued support and involvement. By welcoming our young visitors you are enhancing the success of Phuture Phoenix, which has been embraced by our community and replicated at Western Washington University, UW-Eau Claire, and Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.
I am extremely excited about this opportunity to host future college students and Green Bay citizens.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Friday, October 10, 2014:
Dear University Community:
As I continue to listen and learn about our University, I have asked for your input on a number of topics. I’m asking you again for your opinions. Please take 15 minutes out of your day to answer this confidential survey (link provided below), by October 31.
The purpose of this survey, an assessment on the role of universities in economic engagement, will help all of us better understand our institutional capabilities and aspirations. By the nature of the questions asked, it will also build awareness of some of the avenues available to us to consider and discuss as we begin to dig deeper to understand what Invent the Future could and should encompass.
A similar survey will be distributed to external stakeholders to gather input on the contributions they believe UWGB is, and should be, making in regional economic engagement.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement via e-mail to employees on Thursday, October 10, 2014:
As we move forward with the Invent the Future (ITF) process and begin our university-wide conversation about future directions for UW-Green Bay, I have established four ITF Working Groups. The Invent the Future Steering Committee, with assistance from the University Committee, Academic Staff Committee, University Staff Committee, and others on campus, made recommendations for the membership of the ITF Working Groups. The attached list includes the names of the members of each group along with the Chair for each group (first name in bold under group).
The Steering Committee, chaired by Cheryl Grosso, will work with the Working Group chairs to start the process and summarize the community conversation as it proceeds. I will attempt to meet with each Group as we move forward.
This is an extremely important process at this transitional time in the history of UWGB. These conversations will help form our vision for the next decade, prepare us for some of the opportunities and challenges ahead and, most importantly, reaffirm our commitment to the university and each other.
The Invent the Future process is described in a paper found by clicking here.
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.
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
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller released the following statement to faculty, staff, board members and other stakeholders on Thursday, Aug. 21:
Today, UW System President Ray Cross shared his vision of a new model for the UW System that will focus on the development of high-impact talent for Wisconsin (view UW System news release). A biennial budget request designed to move this vision forward was presented to the Board of Regents.
This is a bold plan that embraces many of the foundational ideas of UW-Green Bay. This vision will be extremely important as we create the future of this University amidst the new demographic realities, an increased obligation to build regional partnerships to support the economy and, most importantly, preparing students for productive work lives in a global economy.
This is a time of great potential for UW-Green Bay and the UW System. As one of the most respected systems of higher education in the country, we are uniquely positioned to nurture and develop talent and ideas for the benefit of the state, nation and beyond.
I encourage all of you to review President Cross’ vision as we move forward with our discussions this fall. Working together, we can be an even greater catalyst for positive change.
Gary L. Miller
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The following was sent on behalf of Chancellor Gary Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on August 5, 2014.
Dear Campus Community —
I would like to sincerely thank you for what already has been a warm welcome to UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay community. Georgia and I are thrilled to be here, and we look forward to building a deeper relationship with each of you as we become settled in our new home.
As valued members of the UW-Green Bay community, your input will be critical as we get to know the University and the region. Toward that end, I would appreciate you completing a short survey on your impressions of UW-Green Bay. Please take a few minutes to fill it out, sharing an honest assessment of strengths as well as areas for potential growth. Kindly reply by the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 15.
Working together, we can build on a foundation of success while creating exciting new opportunities for the future.
Thank you, and I hope to see each of you very soon.
The following was sent on behalf of Chancellor-designate Gary Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on June 4, 2014.
I am extremely honored and excited to have been selected the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. To be part of the innovative spirit, record of excellence and commitment to student access and success of UW-Green Bay is indeed a special opportunity. Thank you for your support and your trust.
I will be working with Chancellor Harden over the coming weeks to learn about the university and the Green Bay community and to achieve a smooth transition. Georgia and I look forward to meeting all of you when we arrive on campus in late July. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at: