Beverly Carmichael, Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has tendered her resignation effective Monday, July 15. University Development Director Jeanne Stangel will take over her position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is hired.
Carmichael is leaving UW-Green Bay to take the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., her undergraduate alma mater. And while she describes the new position as her “dream job,” Carmichael says it is nonetheless difficult to leave UW-Green Bay.
“This decision brings with it much emotion, as leaving UW-Green Bay truly is bittersweet,” Carmichael said. “I have so enjoyed serving as Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement, and I have come to love this University more each day. I believe in the mission and the heart of UW-Green Bay, and I will miss it very much.”
Carmichael has held her current position for nearly three years, after taking over the role July 15, 2010. Her hire was a return to UW-Green Bay, where she’d served in the same position on an interim basis in late 2000 and early 2001. Carmichael has an extensive fundraising background, having spent the five years prior to her 2010 hire as a partner and fundraising consultant with The Winston Group in Green Bay. Prior to that, she served as the director of corporate relations at St. Norbert College in De Pere and as the director of development at Flagler. She began her professional career as a third-grade teacher in Florida, and she and her husband, Don Carmichael, always intended to return there eventually. Carmichael has been an active community volunteer, involved in numerous organizations including the Community Partnership for Children, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, the Encompass Early Education and Care Foundation and many others.
During her three years at UW-Green Bay, Carmichael’s accomplishments and successes have been many. She reorganized the University’s Advancement Division and was instrumental in establishing the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc., launched in April 2011 to give the University greater flexibility in managing gifts and assets, and in being proactive in its private fundraising. Under her leadership, fundraising numbers have increased year-over-year, and the University successfully implemented a rebranding initiative during the 2012-13 academic year. Carmichael was a co-founder of the University’s After Thoughts series of programs, which gather women for learning, networking and socialization after the workday ends.
Carmichael will be missed, said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden.
“Bev Carmichael has done so much for this University, and we certainly will miss her leadership, knowledge and enthusiastic advocacy on behalf of UW-Green Bay,” Harden said. “I also have every confidence that Jeanne Stangel, in her interim role, will help us achieve a smooth and successful transition during this time of change.”
Stangel has served as UW-Green Bay’s Director of Development for more than a year, previously having held the role of associate athletic director, senior women’s athletics administrator and director of the Phoenix Fund, the fundraising arm of UW-Green Bay Athletics. A 1987 graduate alumna of UW-Green Bay, Stangel has held a variety of other positions with the University, amassing nearly 25 years experience as a student, administrator, alumna and advocate. She maintains extensive community and professional ties.
“We are all sorry to lose such a dynamic leader, though we wish Dr. Carmichael nothing but the best in her new role,” Stangel said. “Through hard work, mutual support and Dr. Carmichael’s continued guidance, we will continue doing her tireless work on behalf of this great University.”
Carmichael will begin her new duties at Flagler College Aug. 1. The school is a four-year liberal arts college in St. Augustine, Fla., with a student enrollment of approximately 2,600. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Flagler awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degrees in a variety of major, minor, pre-professional and external academic programs. More information is available at www.flagler.edu.