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Phuture Phoenix’s Desotell named Director of Development

Congratulations are in order for our own Kim Desotell, who was named today as the next Director of Development in the Division of University Advancement. Desotell is perhaps best known on campus and in the community for her role as director of UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program, which boosts college aspirations for youngsters from low-income schools. She’s served in that role and as coordinator of the University’s Professional Development Certificate Program since coming to UW-Green Bay in 2007. “Through her experience and leadership with Phuture Phoenix, Kim has established meaningful relationships with UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the broader community,” said Jeanne Stangel, assistant chancellor for University Advancement. “Her strong background in education and exceptional donor stewardship skills, coupled with her energy and clear passion for this institution, will position Kim for success in this critical role. We are thrilled to have her on board.” Desotell will begin her new job on convocation day, Wednesday, Aug. 27. Read our news release.

UW-Green Bay’s Desotell named Director of Development

Kimberly Desotell

Kimberly Desotell

A longtime educator who has been the head of UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program since 2007 has been named the University’s next Director of Development.

Kimberly Desotell will begin her new duties Wednesday, Aug. 27. Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Jeanne Stangel announced the appointment today (Monday, Aug. 11) following the conclusion of a national search.

Desotell currently serves as director of UW-Green Bay’s award-winning Phuture Phoenix program, and also serves as coordinator for UW-Green Bay’s Professional Development Certificate Program. Phuture Phoenix partners with schools with high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. Under her leadership, the program has grown tremendously to include more tutoring, mentoring and relationship-building opportunities for area youngsters. To date, it has served more than 12,000 students, and has been replicated at Western Washington University (Bellingham, Wash.), UW-Eau Claire and Silver Lake College (Manitowoc).

“Through her experience and leadership with Phuture Phoenix, Kim has established meaningful relationships with UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the broader community,” Stangel said. “Her strong background in education and exceptional donor stewardship skills, coupled with her energy and clear passion for this institution, will position Kim for success in this critical role. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

Desotell’s responsibilities will include a lead role in pursuing major gifts on behalf of the University, alumni giving, planned giving, prospect and donor analysis, gift and donor stewardship, and supervision of alumni, donor relations and annual giving. She will also assist in shaping the Advancement Division’s comprehensive development plan and serve a major role in helping attain the University’s campaign goals and initiatives.

Desotell earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Mary’s College (Ind.) and her master’s degree in administration and instructional leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in administrative leadership and urban education at UW-Milwaukee. Desotell was a classroom teacher for 12 years and a middle school principal for six, fostering educational interests that include leadership, teacher development, mentoring and instructional leadership. Forging relationships between K-12 and postsecondary education has remained a priority for Desotell as she has embraced leadership, fundraising, educational and other roles as director of Phuture Phoenix. She has a lengthy record of institutional service at UW-Green Bay.

In the community, Desotell serves on the Brown County New North Educational Attainment Committee; Notre Dame Academy Curriculum and Student Life Committee; Brown County United Way Children and Families Workgroup; Brown County United Way Education Outcomes Panel and St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Council. Her prior community involvement has included work with the St. Norbert College Collaboration of Teacher Educators’ Advisory Council; Scholarships, Inc. Green Bay; and Green Bay Area Public Schools Promise Neighborhoods Committee. She is a member of several professional organizations.

Desotell succeeds Jeanne Stangel, who in April was promoted to the position of Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement. Stangel had held the assistant chancellor position on an interim basis since the departure of Beverly Carmichael in July 2013.

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Fourth development director finalist will make presentation Tuesday

A public presentation and Q&A with Brent Roubal, the fourth and final finalist for the position of development director in the University Advancement division, is scheduled for 2:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 5) in Phoenix Room A. The session is open to the public. Roubal is vice president of communication and development for Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, and a former United Way and UW-Green Bay staff member and fundraiser. The UW-Green Bay position is the top fundraising job reporting to Assistant Chancellor Jeanne Stangel.

Third development director finalist will make presentation Wednesday

A public presentation and Q&A with Kim Desotell, the third of five finalists for the position of development director in the University Advancement division, is scheduled for 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 28) in the special events room of the Kress Events Center. The session is open to the public. Desotell currently serves as coordinator of the Professional Development Certificate Program at UW-Green Bay. The UW-Green Bay position is the top fundraising job reporting to Assistant Chancellor Jeanne Stangel.

Second development director finalist will make presentation Monday

A public presentation and Q&A with Tanessa Klug, the second of five finalists for the position of development director in the University Advancement division, is scheduled for 3 to 3:30 p.m. Monday (July 28) in the special events room of the Kress Events Center. The session is open to the public. Klug is the director of development for the CP Center of Northeast Wisconsin. The UW-Green Bay position is the top fundraising job reporting to Assistant Chancellor Jeanne Stangel.

First of development director finalists will make presentation Thursday

A public presentation and Q&A with Mary M. Rohrer, the first of five finalists for the position of development director in the University Advancement division, is scheduled for 2:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday (July 24) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. The session is open to the public. Rohrer is director of major gifts for Winona State University. The UW-Green Bay position is the top fundraising job reporting to Assistant Chancellor Jeanne Stangel. The search committee and Stangel are, in effect, seeking a successor to Stangel, who was promoted from the position after previous assistant chancellor Beverly Carmichael resigned last summer. We’ll have information on each of the additional finalists next week.
 

Stangel accepts Director of Development role with UW-Green Bay

Jeanne A. Stangel

Jeanne A. Stangel

A UW-Green Bay alumna with extensive campus and community ties has been appointed Director of Development within the University Advancement division at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Jeanne A. Stangel will begin her new duties May 1. Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Beverly Carmichael announced the appointment today (Tuesday, April 10) to conclude a national search.

Stangel currently serves as associate athletic director, senior women’s athletics administrator and director of the Phoenix Fund, the fundraising arm of UW-Green Bay Athletics.

“Jeanne has nearly 25 years experience with this University as a student, administrator, proud alumna and advocate,” Carmichael said. “She is widely respected by alumni, friends of the University, campus colleagues and those who know her through her recent fundraising and administrative work with Phoenix Athletics.

“We are delighted she has agreed to bring her experience, skills and enthusiasm to the University Advancement division for the benefit of the entire institution, our students and our future.”

Stangel’s responsibilities will include a lead role in annual fundraising campaigns on behalf of the University, alumni giving, planned giving, prospect and donor analysis, gift and donor stewardship, and supervision of alumni, donor relations and support staff. She will also assist in shaping the division’s comprehensive development plan and in pursuing major gifts on behalf of the University.

Stangel is a 1987 Business Administration graduate of UW-Green Bay. She has held marketing and management positions with IBM in Wausau and The An-Ser Service, Medalcraft Mint and TufcoTechnologies, Inc., of Green Bay. She was a member of the executive leadership team and senior manager of customer services and corporate relations for Tufco, a publically traded company, from 2002-2006. In previous stints with the University, previous to her current position with Athletics, she has served as director of government and community relations, special assistant to the chancellor, and assistant athletics director.

Her lengthy record of community involvement and professional affiliations includes current service as a board member and president-elect of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. She is active with the Green Bay Preble Optimists and the Management Women organization, earning the latter’s 2010 Nancy A. Felhofer Award for Leadership.

Stangel was inducted in 1993 as a charter member of the UW-Green Bay Athletics Hall of Fame. A native of the Algoma area, she played from 1984-87 and as Jeanne Barta still ranks first and third, respectively, on the all-time Phoenix women’s basketball rebounding and scoring lists.

Stangel succeeds fellow UW-Green Bay alumnus Shane Kohl, who resigned from the University in 2011 to accept a development position with the Trout Museum of Art in his hometown of Appleton. The Director of Development position has since been expanded in scope and responsibilities with recent reorganization of the Advancement division and the establishment of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc.

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