About two dozen members of the Board of Directors of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association talked University business — and heard a report on the University’s need to increase the number of privately funded student scholarships — at a recent board meeting on campus.
Highlighting the business portion of the meeting in the University Union’s 1965 Room were:
- Greetings by Association President Scott Wochos, who among other things, noted recent successes associated with the organization’s “Bridge to the Community” repositioning;
- Acknowledgment of new member Pat Larsen, a recent honor for founding member Bob Southard, and the transition of student representative Jeanna Zuelke off the board with her May graduation and successful job hunt;
- An update from Chancellor Thomas Harden on UW-Green Bay’s record spring commencement, the much-anticipated “reveal” of the Weidner Center’s new mainstage season, and efforts to lure a Medical College of Wisconsin campus to the Green Bay area; and
- A Powerpoint-illustrated report by Assistant Chancellor Bev Carmichael on the “Scholarship Matters… Scholarships Matter” initiative. Fewer than 5 percent of current UW-Green Bay students receive privately funded scholarship assistance through the school, despite the fact that two-thirds of the institution’s 6,600 students demonstrate financial need and nearly all of those rely to a great extent on student loans.
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