Vice Chancellor Arneson leaving for post at Kennesaw University in Georgia

In a letter from Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven today to the UW-Green Bay campus community, she announced the resignation of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arenson, who will be leaving UW-Green Bay for a new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia.

“I want to thank Eric for the vision and transformational leadership he has brought to the University during this critical time in our history,” Van Gruensven noted. “As the inaugural vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, he worked across campus to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and put forward several significant initiatives.”

Among the initiatives left in his legacy:

-The creation of the Phoenix Cares website to assist students with needs ranging from academic to financial to mental health and beyond

-A new first-year student convocation

-The Phoenix Connection program, which provides Student Affairs staff mentors for more than 200 students

“As a University, we are moving in a direction to more accurately represent the region we serve. Eric has been an instrumental leader in starting that transformation,” Van Gruensven said. “I am working with Eric and his team on a transition plan and will share details shortly. In the days ahead, please join me in thanking him for his many contributions to UW-Green Bay. We wish him, his wife Tenaye and their son, Kenny all the best as they embark upon their new adventure in the metro Atlanta area.”

Call for chancellor nominations

The Chancellor Search & Screen Committee encourages faculty and staff to submit nominations for UW-Green Bay’s next chancellor. The search is being supported by WittKieffer, a leading executive search firm with a strong focus on higher education. Nominations and recommendations can be submitted to WittKieffer and to the Search and Screen Committee by email to UWGBChancellor@wittkieffer.com.

Please include the institution or organization where the nominee is employed. Contact information and comments are helpful, but not required. WittKieffer will follow up promptly on all nominations with the hope that these prospects will show interest and ultimately apply. Complete applications received by December 13, 2019 are assured full consideration.

The finalized leadership profile that outlines the qualifications and qualities expected in the successful candidate—as well as the opportunities presented to this leader—can be accessed through this link.

Saluting the flag at the UW-Green Bay Veterans Day Reception

Photo gallery: Saluting UW-Green Bay veterans, families and active military

Typically a combination of both somber and celebratory, the annual UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Veteran Reception, held Monday, November 11, 2019, was no exception. The Phoenix Room was packed, as members of the campus and community gathered to honor vets and active military members.

As Chancellor Van Gruensven welcomed guests, she shared her personal story and pride in those who sacrifice and serve. Van Gruensven’s father, Robert Starck, Sr. is an 87-year old Marine and Korean War veteran, who still wears his scars, and, she shared, “has a purple heart in his memory chest.” Van Gruensven shared the pain of the tremendous loss suffered by her family, when a nephew, a former member of the 82nd Airborne Unit in the Army, passed from complications brought on by PTSD following multiple tours in the Middle East.

Jones, a UW-Green Bay Police officer, is a member of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota, Air National Guard, and returned recently from active duty. But while he and his fellow soldiers have returned without casualty, he has witnessed plenty of it… especially in the States. Jones was an innocent bystander and concert goer at what has been labeled the “Las Vegas Massacre,” where 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured in October of 2017 at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Jones, a decorated officer, was able to use his instincts as a police officer and trained military to usher his friends and other concert goer to safety during the horrific few moments when a gunman sprayed the crowd with bullets from a nearby hotel room and then committed suicide.

Jones spoke to the packed room about life lessons in resiliency.

UW-Green Bay Music, once again honored the vets with an “Armed Forces Salute.”

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Save the date: Chancellor’s Security Walk on Nov. 5

Join Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven on the annual Chancellor’s Security Walk, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in open dialogue and a walk with the Chancellor and University leadership to discuss and highlight areas of concern that may affect security and safety on campus (e.g., areas of inadequate lighting, overgrown shrubs, concern over traffic or pedestrian safety). The initial meeting place is in the MAC Hall Gathering Room (201) at 5 p.m., with the security walk to follow.

Join Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven on the annual Chancellor’s Security Walk, Nov. 5

Mark your calendars and join Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven on the annual Chancellor’s Security Walk, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in open dialog and a walk with the Chancellor and University Leadership to discuss and highlight areas of concern that may affect security and safety on campus (e.g., areas of inadequate lighting, overgrown shrubs, concern over traffic or pedestrian safety). The initial meeting place is in the MAC Hall Gathering Room (201) at 5 p.m., with the security walk to follow.

 

Last chance to listen-in on Chancellor listening sessions is this afternoon, Oct. 2, 2:45 p.m.

The last chance to listen-in via Skype or in person at a listening session for the UW-Green Bay chancellor search is 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., hosted by the Sheboygan Campus. The listening sessions are administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell. All employees have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. All sessions are open to the public. Feedback to the committee is welcome at this survey.

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

Skype into session 4, here.

A Skype link is provided for those who cannot attend in person and the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via this survey.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Reminder: Listening sessions are Wednesday, Oct. 2 for chancellor search; Skype links listed

As the search committee begins the work of identifying a new chancellor for UW-Green Bay, you are invited to attend one or more of the listening sessions to be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The listening sessions will be administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell, and vice-chair of the committee, UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney. All employees will have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. All sessions are open to the public. Feedback to the committee is welcome at this survey.

To Skype sessions 1-3 use this link.

Session 1:  Faculty and staff focus
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 2:  Student focus
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 3:  Faculty and staff focus
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

Skype into session 4, here.

These sessions provide an opportunity for members of the campuses and larger communities to offer thoughts and feedback as to the direction for the University’s next leader. Although forums are directed at particular stakeholder groups, all are open and all are welcome to attend any of the sessions. A Skype link is provided for those who cannot attend in person and the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via this survey.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Listening sessions for chancellor search are Wednesday, Oct. 2

As the search committee begins the work of identifying a new chancellor for UW-Green Bay, you are invited to attend one or more of the listening sessions to be held on campus next week Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The listening sessions will be administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell, and vice-chair of the committee, UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney. All employees will have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. More details and links to follow on Monday. All sessions are open to the public. Session times:

Session 1:  Faculty and staff focus
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 2:  Student focus
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 3:  Faculty and staff focus
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103, Green Bay Campus

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

All four sessions will be skyped to all four campuses.

These sessions provide an opportunity for members of the campuses and larger communities to offer thoughts and feedback as to the direction for the University’s next leader. Please note forum dates and times. Although forums are directed at particular stakeholder groups, all are open and all are welcome to attend any of the sessions. A Skype link will be available for those who cannot attend in person and we anticipate that the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via e-mail or survey. Those specific details will be announced on Monday via campus communications.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System on the finalization of the search committee, Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Chancellor Miller is presented with a Phoenix sculpture

May the Phoenix be with you

UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees Chairman Craig Dickman presented Chancellor Gary L. Miller with a replica of the University’s new Phoenix Rising statue at its September meeting. The gift from the Trustees symbolizes the transformation Miller has lead during the last five years and the deep gratitude of the Phoenix Family. Miller is leaving for the presidency at the University of Akron.