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Chancellor communiqué: Miller sends message to UW-Green Bay community

Chancellor-designate Gary L. Miller on Wednesday (June 4) sent a message to the UW-Green Bay community, talking transition and expressing excitement for his new role. The full text of that message is as follows:

Message to Green Bay campus community

Gary L. Miller

Chancellor designate

I am extremely honored and excited to have been selected the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  To be part of the innovative spirit, record of excellence and commitment to student access and success of UW Green Bay is indeed a special opportunity. Thank you for your support and your trust.

I will be working with Chancellor Harden over the coming weeks to learn about the university and the Green Bay community and to achieve a smooth transition.  Georgia and I look forward to meeting all of you when we arrive on campus in late July.   In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at:

Gary:       glm0219@gmail.com

Georgia:  georgiagln@hotmail.com

I hope everyone has a great summer.

Thank you and Go Phoenix!

Gary

 

In the news: Chancellor-designate Miller makes headlines throughout area

Monday’s (June 2) big announcement that Gary L. Miller has been named the next chancellor of UW-Green Bay received considerable media play locally, as news outlets heard from the chancellor-designate and others during an afternoon press conference. As we told you here yesterday, Miller spoke via telephone about his plans for transition, his thoughts on issues facing higher education, his desire to innovate and partner with the community, and much more. Also joining via telephone was Chancellor Tom Harden, while Regent Tim Higgins and Search and Screen Committee members Cheryl Grosso and Jennifer Mokren attended in person.

Included in the coverage is Tuesday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial, which says Miller’s track record with campus and community ties makes him a good fit for UW-Green Bay’s top job. Read the editorial.

Check a sampling of coverage:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Wisconsin Public Radio
Local 5 News
NBC 26 (live from campus Monday evening)
WLUK, Fox 11
 

Miller meets the media: Highlights from the Chancellor-designate’s news conference

news teleconference with Chancellor-designate Gary L. Miller

Prof. Cheryl Grosso, Kelly Moore, Regent Tim Higgins and Associate Prof. Jennifer Mokren participate in a news teleconference with Chancellor-designate Gary L. Miller. 

UW-Green Bay Chancellor-designate Gary L. Miller fielded questions from members of the media Monday (June 2) afternoon, talking transition during a news teleconference that covered thoughts on impressions and priorities — as well as appropriate winter attire.

Miller will begin his tenure as UW-Green Bay’s sixth chancellor Aug. 1, succeeding Tom Harden, who announced late last year he would step down in summer 2014. Miller comes to Green Bay from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he has served as chancellor since 2011.

Speaking on the challenges of his new role — and those facing higher education in general — Miller referenced funding issues and the challenges and opportunities that come with providing higher education to individuals from a variety of different backgrounds. He said the UW-Green Bay position is attractive in part because of the opportunities to innovate.

Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller

“I think one of the great opportunities at Green Bay is because of the innovative way in which that institution began, with this 360-look at learning,” Miller said, “There’s a great opportunity there — perhaps one of the best in the country — to develop models for how to educate people for citizenship in this pretty complex world.”

Miller also talked affordability and sustainability, with the latter question referencing UW-Green Bay’s roots as Eco-U.

“As an ecologist, which is what I am, that’s very, very attractive to me,” Miller said. “And I think more and more, as part of preparing students who are just living in this world, whatever we believe about the origins of climate change, we are faced with climate change. And that is going to become more and more important in how we understand economies and the way geography and urbanization and just about everything else that has an influence on the human condition.”

The Chancellor-designate also talked about prioritizing and goal-setting, indicating the need to speak with a variety of individuals on and off campus to determine a way forward when he begins his job Aug. 1. Without hesitation, Miller pointed to the people of UW-Green Bay and the surrounding community as the most exciting aspect of his new role, saying it all comes down to relationships.

Miller also showed a lighter side, laughing good-naturedly when asked his age — “a young 60” — and admitting that while he feels prepared for a cooler climate, he may need some help along the way.

“That’s what I’m going to need,” he said, responding to a reporter’s question about a good winter coat, “ — a lot of advice about what to wear and where to buy it.”

Current UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden joined the teleconference call from the road, while UW System Regent Tim Higgins of Appleton and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee members Prof. Cheryl Grosso and Associate Prof. Jennifer Mokren attended the press conference in person.

“I am very excited about Chancellor Miller coming on,” said Higgins, who chaired a special Regents committee tasked with recommending a finalist for the position. “It is obvious that he struck a chord with our Search and Screen Committee and with the community when he was here to meet people. And I think that’s very important.”

Grosso agreed, emphasizing the need for collaboration in Northeastern Wisconsin.

“I think Chancellor-designate Miller has a great grasp of what it’s going to take to truly bring the University and the region together in terms of meeting needs and economic successes,” Grosso said. “His core values align with the founding principles of this institution — so it’s not just his professional knowledge and experience, but his personal interests and philosophies that really align well with the University’s mission.”

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Gary L. Miller named sixth chancellor of UW-Green Bay; will assume role Aug. 1

University of Wisconsin-Green BayGary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Miller’s appointment was confirmed today (Monday, June 2) by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, following the recommendation of a selection committee. He will begin his new role Aug. 1.

Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller

“The opportunity at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is one of the most exciting and important in American higher education today,” Miller said. “With its tradition of innovation, a deep commitment to access and academic quality and enormous community support, UW-Green Bay is creating models for how to prepare students for citizenship and careers in an interdependent global economy. Clearly, this is a university on the move, and I am honored to have been chosen as its next leader.

“My wife, Georgia, and I are thrilled to be joining the UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay community. During our visit we met so many people who are passionate about their university, their city and education at all levels,” Miller said. “Green Bay struck Georgia and me as a place that will very quickly feel like home.”

Click here for an extended interview with Miller, and here for highlights and photos of his teleconference meeting with local news media.

Miller is a great fit for UW-Green Bay, as well as the larger community, said UW-Green Bay Prof. Cheryl Grosso, who chaired the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee.

“Dr. Miller’s vision aligns with UW Green Bay’s core values and the mission of the institution and UW System,” Grosso said. “The campus and greater community are poised to fully exploit the possibilities that will continue to position UW-Green Bay as an innovative institution and a cultural leader in the region, and develop new partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Dr. Miller has the knowledge, experience, energy and creativity to lead UW-Green Bay and the community into the future within the rapidly changing landscape of higher education. I am very excited about the ideas and perspectives Dr. Miller will bring to the position of Chancellor.”

Miller has served as chancellor at University of North Carolina Wilmington since 2011. He spearheaded the university’s focus on three core values: a commitment to the journey of learning, a deep love of place and dedication to the power of ideas and innovation to change lives. His initiatives have included forming the Chancellor’s Office for Community Partnerships, supporting a number of programs focused on applied learning and the undergraduate academic experience, developing the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, establishing the University Innovation Council, and guiding the growth of the CREST Research Park. During his tenure, the university launched an innovative online nursing program, opened a $30-million marine biotechnology business development and research building, and received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Miller serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national higher education organization consisting of public and private colleges across the country that value the importance of teaching, research and service to their communities. He also serves on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee for Economic and Workforce Development, and he is a member of a collaborative steering committee focused on a post-collegiate outcomes initiative funded by the Gates Foundation.

Miller previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University (2006-2011) and was dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of the Pacific (2002-2006). He was previously a faculty member at the University of Mississippi, Weber State University, and Mississippi State University.

“Dr. Miller is a very impressive educational leader, and he is clearly enthusiastic about UW-Green Bay and all of its strengths and potential,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “His outstanding record of university leadership and his vision for quality higher education will be significant contributions to the university’s success in a complex and changing world. I am confident Dr. Miller has the vision, talent and experience to guide UW-Green Bay as it enters a new era.”

Added Regent Tim Higgins of Appleton, chair of the Board of Regents committee that interviewed all of the finalists with Cross: “This campus plays such a key role in the vitality of our community and the strength of our regional economy. Dr. Miller brings a deep understanding of what it takes for a university like UW-Green Bay to succeed, and how important that success is for students, northeast Wisconsin, and the state.”

Other members of the committee included Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau, Regent Janice Mueller of Madison, and Regent Charles Pruitt of Milwaukee.

Miller holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Mississippi State University. He earned his Master’s and a bachelor of science degree, both in biology, from the College of William and Mary.

Miller will be the UW-Green Bay’s sixth chancellor, succeeding Tom Harden, who announced last December that he will step down in August 2014. Harden has served as the university’s top administrator since June 1, 2009.

In line with market-based compensation guidelines approved by the Board of Regents last October, Miller will earn $230,000 as chancellor.

Miller and his wife, Georgia Nix Miller, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Miller’s selection follows a nationwide search conducted by the 23-member UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen committee, working in conjunction with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. Chaired by Grosso, the committee consisted of 12 UW-Green Bay faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members and two students, as well as two administrators and three community representatives. The search and screen committee recommended semi-finalists and later finalists to Cross and the special Board of Regents Committee, chaired by Higgins. Cross and the committee approved the list of five finalists who visited campus in early May for a series of interviews and activities with campus and community members, including a public forum. The group interviewed each finalist on May 28 before forwarding its recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

UW-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,600 students, exceptional facilities and affordable, high-quality programs. The University’s 360° of Learning brand is a promise that UW-Green Bay students will learn to examine and solve problems from multiple perspectives. Founded in 1965 and a member institution of the tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System, UW-Green Bay boasts more than 32,000 alumni.

Gary L. Miller named new UW-Green Bay Chancellor; will assume role Aug. 1

Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Miller’s appointment was confirmed today (Monday, June 2) by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, following the recommendation of a selection committee. He will begin his new role Aug. 1.

“The opportunity at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is one of the most exciting and important in American higher education today,” Miller said. “With its tradition of innovation, a deep commitment to access and academic quality and enormous community support, UW-Green Bay is creating models for how to prepare students for citizenship and careers in an interdependent global economy. Clearly, this is a university on the move, and I am honored to have been chosen as its next leader.

“My wife, Georgia, and I are thrilled to be joining the UW-Green Bay and the Green Bay community. During our visit we met so many people who are passionate about their university, their city and education at all levels,” Miller said. “Green Bay struck Georgia and me as a place that will very quickly feel like home.”

Miller is a great fit for UW-Green Bay, as well as the larger community, said UW-Green Bay Prof. Cheryl Grosso, who chaired the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee.

“Dr. Miller’s vision aligns with UW Green Bay’s core values and the mission of the institution and UW System,” Grosso said. “The campus and greater community are poised to fully exploit the possibilities that will continue to position UW-Green Bay as an innovative institution and a cultural leader in the region, and develop new partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Dr. Miller has the knowledge, experience, energy and creativity to lead UW-Green Bay and the community into the future within the rapidly changing landscape of higher education. I am very excited about the ideas and perspectives Dr. Miller will bring to the position of Chancellor.”

Miller has served as chancellor at University of North Carolina Wilmington since 2011. He spearheaded the university’s focus on three core values: a commitment to the journey of learning, a deep love of place and dedication to the power of ideas and innovation to change lives. His initiatives have included forming the Chancellor’s Office for Community Partnerships, supporting a number of programs focused on applied learning and the undergraduate academic experience, developing the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, establishing the University Innovation Council, and guiding the growth of the CREST Research Park. During his tenure, the university launched an innovative online nursing program, opened a $30-million marine biotechnology business development and research building, and received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Miller serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national higher education organization consisting of public and private colleges across the country that value the importance of teaching, research and service to their communities. He also serves on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee for Economic and Workforce Development, and he is a member of a collaborative steering committee focused on a post-collegiate outcomes initiative funded by the Gates Foundation.

Miller previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University (2006-2011) and was dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of the Pacific (2002-2006). He was previously a faculty member at the University of Mississippi, Weber State University, and Mississippi State University.

“Dr. Miller is a very impressive educational leader, and he is clearly enthusiastic about UW-Green Bay and all of its strengths and potential,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “His outstanding record of university leadership and his vision for quality higher education will be significant contributions to the university’s success in a complex and changing world. I am confident Dr. Miller has the vision, talent and experience to guide UW-Green Bay as it enters a new era.”

Added Regent Tim Higgins of Appleton, chair of the Board of Regents committee that interviewed all of the finalists with Cross: “This campus plays such a key role in the vitality of our community and the strength of our regional economy. Dr. Miller brings a deep understanding of what it takes for a university like UW-Green Bay to succeed, and how important that success is for students, northeast Wisconsin, and the state.”

Other members of the committee included Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau, Regent Janice Mueller of Madison, and Regent Charles Pruitt of Milwaukee.

Miller holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Mississippi State University. He earned his Master’s and a bachelor of science degree, both in biology, from the College of William and Mary.

Miller will be the UW-Green Bay’s sixth chancellor, succeeding Tom Harden, who announced last December that he will step down in August 2014. Harden has served as the university’s top administrator since June 1, 2009.

In line with market-based compensation guidelines approved by the Board of Regents last October, Miller will earn $230,000 as chancellor.

Miller and his wife, Georgia Nix Miller, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Miller’s selection follows a nationwide search conducted by the 23-member UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen committee, working in conjunction with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. Chaired by Grosso, the committee consisted of 12 UW-Green Bay faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members and two students, as well as two administrators and three community representatives. The search and screen committee recommended semi-finalists and later finalists to Cross and the special Board of Regents Committee, chaired by Higgins. Cross and the committee approved the list of five finalists who visited campus in early May for a series of interviews and activities with campus and community members, including a public forum. The group interviewed each finalist on May 28 before forwarding its recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

UW-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,600 students, exceptional facilities and affordable, high-quality programs. The University’s 360° of Learning brand is a promise that UW-Green Bay students will learn to examine and solve problems from multiple perspectives. Founded in 1965 and a member institution of the tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System, UW-Green Bay boasts more than 32,000 alumni.

Stout names new chancellor; Meyer has nearly 30 years’ experience with campus

UW-Stout officially has a new chancellor after the UW System on Tuesday (May 27) announced the hire of Robert M. Meyer, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Meyer has nearly 30 years’ experience with Stout, first as a student and then in a quarter-century with the university in a variety of professional roles (including assistant to the chancellor for state and federal relations; dean of the College of Technology, Engineering, and Management; associate dean of outreach; and director of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute). He will begin his new role Aug. 16, succeeding Charles W. Sorenson, who has been Stout’s chancellor for 26 years. The UW System news release has more.

Chancellor forums wrap up Friday with UNCW’s Miller

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.

Reminder: Second chancellor candidate, Bradley’s Glassman, visits Tuesday

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.

In the news: Press-Gazette covers chancellor search announcement

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.