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UW-Green Bay Names Charles Guthrie Ninth Athletics Director in Program History

The following message was sent on behalf of Chancellor Gary Miller via e-mail to the UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

I am pleased today to announce that Charles Guthrie has been named the ninth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Guthrie, an athletics administrator with over 15 years in collegiate athletics, has spent the last three years as the Director of Athletics at San Francisco State and will begin the new role on November 6. A press conference to introduce Guthrie to the Green Bay community will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 4 p.m. in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center.

As Green Bay’s Director of Athletics, Charles will oversee a department offering 16 intercollegiate sports, serving 250 student-athletes and having reached tremendous heights in recent years. He will report directly to me and serve on my senior leadership team.

I am delighted to welcome Charles to the UW-Green Bay community as Athletic Director. He brings exactly the right expertise in NCAA athletics to move an already fantastic program to even higher levels. We were especially impressed with his strong community spirit, ability to work with coaches and staff, understanding of today’s complex NCAA environment, track record with compliance and his overall love of higher education, sports and student athletes.

Since joining San Francisco State, an NCAA Division II institution sponsoring 12 athletic programs, Guthrie has been responsible for strategic planning, implementing, coordinating and assessing core components of external relations, internal operations and compliance with a primary focus on the student-athlete experience, staff and coach development, and fundraising.

“I’m humbled and honored to assume the responsibility of leading Green Bay athletics into a new era,” Guthrie shared in the news release announcing his new position. “I am grateful to Chancellor Miller and the members of the search committee for their confidence in me to lead Phoenix Athletics to new heights. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance athletics excellence at UWGB commensurate with a tireless commitment to all aspects of the educational experience – all with a ‘Student First’ approach. I look forward to working with the coaches, faculty, staff and Green Bay community in advancing the Phoenix program.”

Please join me in welcoming Charles to Green Bay and the University in the weeks ahead.

Go Phoenix!

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor
UW-Green Bay

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University

Project Coastal: Transitioning to a Multi-Campus University
To: Faculty & Staff
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring

The UW-Green Bay office of the Chancellor sent the following message to faculty, staff, students and trustees on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Map of Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension RestructuringI attach a letter from UW-System President Ray Cross announcing his intention to recommend to the Board of Regents a significant realignment of UW Extension and the UW Colleges. Under the proposal, UW-Sheboygan, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Marinette would become part of UW-Green Bay.

The reorganization is to take effect on July 1, 2018. Implementation teams at both the System and Campus levels will begin the work of planning for this transition after Board of Regents approval.

We will work closely with Chancellor Sandeen and her leadership team to arrange visits to campus and the communities in the near future.

Our shared vision to grow and become a key driver of the economy, education outcomes and community vitality of Green Bay and the surrounding region will take an exciting step forward if the proposal is approved. You play a critical role in realizing that vision. I look forward to working with many of you to set the course for a successful transition and our expansion to a multi-campus university.

MAP – Proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring.pdf
October 11_Ray Cross Letter.pdf

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The memo acknowledges the effects of recent hurricanes impacting the southern United states and the UW-Green Bay students serving in the National Guard deployed for disaster relief efforts.

Memo: UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief

UW-Green Bay Students Serving in National Guard Called In for Hurricane Irma Relief
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 12, 2017

Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 announcing a restructuring of the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.

Chancellor's Council on Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Chancellor’s Council on Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 5, 2017

Response to Recent Events

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to the UW-Green Bay campus community on Friday, August 18, 2017 reflecting briefly on the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia near the campus of the University of Virginia.

Memo: Response to Recent Events

Response to Recent Events
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Fall Convocation

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The Faculty and Staff Fall 2017 Convocation kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, in the University Union’s Phoenix Room.

Convocation

Date:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union
Program:

  • Introduction of new faculty and staff
  • Introduction of Named Professorship recipient
  • Presentation of Founders Association Awards for Excellence
  • Remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller
  • Remarks by Tia Brown McNair, VP, Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success, AAC&U

* This year’s Fall Convocation will not include a meal.

Ice Cream Social

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Leona Cloud Commons, University Union

RSVP online by August 16

DACA Update and Resources

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor sent the following e-mail message from Chancellor Gary Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate Eric Arneson to the campus community on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Dear UW-Green Bay Campus Community,

In recent days we have heard a great deal about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Executive Branch’s request to end the program. UW System President Ray Cross has conveyed the concerns of our campuses to President Trump (see UW System DACA letter to President 8-30-17) and is pledging our support in working with legislators on a bipartisan solution.

UW-Green Bay echoes the System’s commitment to work to protect our students. We will keep you informed as the DREAM Act or other legislation moves forward to appropriately and compassionately support those impacted by the program.

We know this is a stressful and frightening situation for students and families who may be affected by recent actions.  UW-Green Bay cares about the well-being and success of our students and will provide as much support as possible during this time.  Our students are the cornerstone of our campus community and we value and appreciate each and every student.

We affirm our pledge to support all students and encourage any students with concerns to reach out for help via our Phoenix Cares program (www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-cares) or our Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate (studentaffairs@uwgb.edu).

In addition, Marissa Leza De Rosa, UW-Green Bay’s bilingual admissions advisor, is presenting information about DACA on Monday, September 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. She will speak about what is DACA, what might change with the new regulation, and who to contact to advocate for undocumented students and employees. The presentation will leave time for questions and comments. As with other Inclusive Excellence events, this is free and open to students, employees and the public. For more information, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Additional Resources

My Undocumented Life
This website offers up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants who are navigating the university/college setting. It provides information about scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and more.

National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is an organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

DACA Information
This U.S. Government page provides information on requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).

Thank you.

Gary L. Miller
Chancellor

Eric Arneson
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate

Strategic Budgeting Committee

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 announcing the appointment and charge of a newly-created Strategic Budgeting Committee.

Strategic Budgeting Committee and Charge

Strategic Budgeting Committee and Charge
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Web Strategy Committee Appointments and Charge

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 announcing the appointment and charge of a newly-created Web Strategy Committee.

Web-Strategy-Committee-Appointments-and-Charge

Web Strategy Committee Appointments and Charge
To: University Community
From: Gary L. Miller
Date:Wednesday, June 7, 2017