Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, presented the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Business Award to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the program’s annual awards breakfast and reunion Feb. 27, downtown.
Provost and Vice Chancellor Julia Wallace accepted on the institution’s behalf.
UW-Green Bay has a long history of supporting Leadership Green Bay, which since 1985 has been recruiting individuals to enroll in community-based leadership training. Each year, the program welcomes 45 committed candidates to the program. Those professionals gather once a month to learn about social issues and challenges facing the Green Bay area, get exposure to relevant leadership education and training skills, and become community stewards.
The citation for UW-Green Bay’s honor read, in part: “This year’s recipient, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has a long history of supporting the Leadership Green Bay program, and an even longer history of supporting the Greater Green Bay Community. For more than a decade, UW-Green Bay has annually sent one or more employees through the Leadership Green Bay program, and the university continues to support those individuals’ participation on Leadership Green By committees. In addition, UW-Green Bay has sponsored and hosted an Education Day event, and various chancellors and provosts have participated in the Education Day panel.”
The John M. & Meredith B. Rose Business Award is awarded to a company that exemplifies leadership within the community. The Roses were active on behalf of numerous community causes, from education and social services to conservation. John “Jake” Rose, a prominent banking industry executive, was the first recipient of UW-Green Bay’s top community award, the Chancellor’s Award, and Rose Hall on campus is named in his honor.
The University’s Leadership Green Bay award citation went to observe that, across the community, “It is difficult to find a board or community project that does not involve UW-Green Bay alumni or staff in leadership positions or other key roles. Green Bay is fortunate to have a university that understands that by giving back, it strengthens not only its own organization, but the entire community. UW-Green Bay embodies the five practices of exemplary leadership.”
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