Chancellor Tom Harden honored with resolution from UW System Board of Regents

Outgoing UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden was honored with a resolution of appreciation during the June 6 UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Milwaukee. The full text of that document is as follows:




Resolution of appreciation

Chancellor Tom Harden


WHEREAS, Tom Harden served as the fifth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, from 2009-2014; and


WHEREAS, he presided over a surge in enrollment of returning adult students and an increase in the number of students of color, numerous record graduating classes, and the addition to the curriculum of degrees in Sustainability, Nursing Leadership and Engineering Technology; and


WHEREAS, Tom spearheaded a successful effort to reinvigorate UW-Green Bay’s signature venue, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, which has resulted in better programming, new partnerships and financial stability; and


WHEREAS, he initiated a universitywide strategic planning process to guide institutional priorities for the next decade, positioning UW-Green Bay for continued success beyond his tenure; and


WHEREAS, Tom and the University achieved a major strategic goal in spring 2011 with the creation of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc., providing new flexibilities and more appropriate control of gifts, investments, real estate and research and service grants; and


WHEREAS, he has led the charge to return UW-Green Bay to its “Eco U” roots, emphasizing sustainability and making substantive changes — including hiring a direct-report Sustainability Coordinator — to ensure UW-Green Bay remains an environmental leader; and


WHEREAS, he commissioned a faculty and staff compensation study, reflecting the priority he places on competitive compensation; and


WHEREAS, Tom and his wife Cathy are beloved members of the University and Greater Green Bay communities, and plan to stay involved with UW-Green Bay even as they enjoy some well-deserved time with their 11 grandchildren;


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System hereby offer thanks and commendation to Tom Harden for his many life achievements and for his service as Chancellor of UW-Green Bay.


Michael J. Falbo

 President of the UW Board of Regents


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This Sixth Day of June

Two Thousand and Fourteen