The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is inviting members of the campus community to meet the candidates for a pair of administrative positions in the Provost’s suite. Open interview sessions take place the week of July 28. Four faculty members are under consideration for two separate positions left vacant by the promotion of Greg Davis to Interim Provost and the retirement of Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan McCollum. The schedule of sessions:
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Professional Development and Grants / Director of Graduate Studies
• Mathew Dornbush — Tuesday, July 28, 2:30-3 p.m. in CL 735 (the Human Resources conference room)
• Scott Ashmann — Wednesday, July 29, 2:30-3 p.m., CL 735
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
• John Lyon — Tuesday, July 28, 3-3:30 p.m., CL 830 (the Business and Finance conference room)
• Clifton Ganyard — Wednesday, July 29, 3-3:30 p.m., CL 830
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke made an hour-long stop at UW-Green Bay Wednesday (Oct. 29), greeting students, talking with news media and taking a campus tour just six days before the November election.
Flanked by campaign staff, Burke arrived on campus around 11 a.m. and shook a few hands before a brief meeting with members of the local news media in the Gathering Room of MAC Hall. Burke made no statement but went directly to answering questions from the press, which ranged from the latest Marquette Law School Poll (due out just as she was leaving campus) to recent allegations she was fired from Trek Bicycle (“baseless”) to campaign funding and the importance of higher education in the state.
“Our university system is at the heart of Wisconsin’s future,” Burke told a half-dozen reporters who were on hand.
After the 5-minute media Q and A, Burke took a brief campus tour led by Assistant Prof. Alison Staudinger, Democracy and Justice Studies, along with Student Government Association leaders and others. She stopped in the SGA offices to greet students there, and posed for selfies and other photos with students outside the University Union as she prepared to depart.
Burke’s visit was the latest in a series of Northeastern Wisconsin campaign stops for the candidate and her opponent, Gov. Scott Walker (who was last on campus Sept. 9). The region is widely considered to be politically important due to its reputation as a critical swing area.
“Every voter is important in this race,” Burke told media as the visit began. “It’s going to be tight.”
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Two candidates for the position of Interim Provost at UW-Green Bay will be available to meet interested members of the university community at a joint, open reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 23) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The candidates are Stephen Edward Fritz and John H. Richert. A news item with more information on the two, along with links to their resumes, is archived on the UW-Green Bay news site.
Chicago State University athletic director Dan Schumacher has resigned and plans to take the same job at NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Schumacher was one of five finalists to succeed Ken Bothof last fall as Phoenix athletics director. For more information.
Here’s your last friendly reminder that the open forums for the chancellor candidates wrap up Friday (May 16), when Gary Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, presents and answers questions from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. Miller is the last of five candidates for the top job, which means time is short (you have until Monday) to turn in feedback on all of the finalists who have presented. The search committee reminds you to submit those evaluation forms or offer your thoughts online. Our news release has additional info.
The search for the next UW-Green Bay chancellor was front-page news in Wednesday’s (May 14) Green Bay Press-Gazette, as reporter Patti Zarling attended Tuesday’s open forum and wrote a larger story about the selection process and what’s next. Zarling sat in on the public session for Bradley University’s David Glassman, who was the second of five candidates to present in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. Her story noted the packed room, with more than 100 people in attendance, and also featured commentary on the selection process from students and staff.
Speaking of the chancellor search, here’s a friendly reminder that candidate Aldemaro “Al” Romero Jr., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will present and answer questions during his public forum, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday (May 15) in Fort Howard Hall. As always, search committee members encourage you to attend and offer written or online feedback. The complete open forum schedule and additional search info is available here.
Turnout has been strong for the first three chancellor candidate open forums, and our friends on the search committee are reminding attendees to please weigh in with feedback if they haven’t yet. You can turn in the paper form provided at each session or click the “provide feedback” button on the Chancellor Search website. Your voice is important — be heard!
Here’s a quick reminder that the second chancellor candidate forum will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 13) in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. The session, which is open to the public, features David Glassman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. For more information on the candidates and the process. Check out our recent news release.
Wednesday’s (May 7) announcement of the five finalists vying to become UW-Green Bay’s next chancellor was front-page news in Thursday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette, with reporter Scott Williams gauging campus input on the finalists. Prof. Mike Draney, a search committee member, talked about the importance of experience, leadership skills and other factors in narrowing down a solid candidate pool, and SGA President Vanya Koepke said he was pleased to see a diverse group of applicants from different parts of the country. Students are looking for a fresh perspective, Koepke added. “I definitely think that’s important,” he said. “I’m all about looking at candidates who have the best in mind for the university.” Full story.