Jamie Schramm named Campus Executive Officer of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Green Bay, Wis.—James “Jamie” Schramm, a lifelong resident of the Sheboygan, Wis. community, has been named Campus Executive Officer (CEO) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus.

“His experience in the community, understanding of the picture of higher education in the region, and energy and devotion to the Sheboygan Campus will be a tremendous asset for us to move forward,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander, in announcing the hire to the Sheboygan Campus community, Thursday, Dec. 19. “I want to thank (Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations) Tony Warner and the search committee for their tremendous work to complete the search this quickly and successfully. Given the recent increase in applications to the Sheboygan Campus and this hire, I feel like we are gaining some momentum in Sheboygan.”

Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO
Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO

In addition, Alexander noted the work of Rachele Bakic, CEO of the Manitowoc Campus, for her leadership during the transition. Former CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez stepped away from the position in fall and Bakic served as CEO for both campuses in the interim.

Schramm comes to UW-Green Bay from Kohler Credit Union where he has served from 2012 to 2017 as employee development manager and since 2017 as its community outreach manager. Schramm has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College in Sheboygan since 2010.

“I am excited and thrilled to be joining the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus team as many years ago, I myself was a student at UW-Sheboygan,” Schramm said. “The opportunity to share my leadership and experiences with today’s learners is both challenging and rewarding. Together we will connect the campus and community, through innovative partnerships and a never-ending dialogue of how our campus serves to build a better and stronger Sheboygan community. I look forward to building a campus culture around engagement, diversity, collaboration and achievement. The origins of this campus dates back to 1933 and as a life-long resident of the Sheboygan community, I fully understand the impact it has had and the potential future impact we will have.”

Schramm is an active member of the Sheboygan community, serving as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, Acuity Business Challenge coach, INCubatorEDU Entrepreneurship Program community champion, and advisory board member and volunteer in many areas of business development and higher education.

He received both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (2010) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1997) from Lakeland College and an Associated of Arts and Sciences Degree from UW-Sheboygan (now UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus) in 1992.

He begins his tenure as leader of UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965, and bordering the bay of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus rests in the heart of a rapidly growing region, fueled by cutting-edge scientific and technology services, manufacturing, education, healthcare and more. This community, hugging the shore of Lake Michigan, hosts a campus that reflects this growth in its programs and facilities. Outstanding professors provide hands-on personalized attention, with experience and accomplishments which stack up anywhere, but whose caring is second-to-none. Students at this 70-acre hilltop campus enjoy state-of-the-art technology and facilities, such as the ACUITY Technology Center and the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Science Building.

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Open Forums: Sheboygan Campus Executive Officer Candidates

The final candidates in the search for search for the UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus executive officer will be on the Sheboygan campus next week, located at One University Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Each candidate will discuss their “vision for the future of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus” in an open forum for the campus community. The open forum schedule is as follows:

Date Candidate (CV) Time Location
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 James Schramm (pdf) 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sheboygan Campus, Room #2223 / Skype
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 Dane Checolinski (pdf) 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sheboygan Campus, Room #2223 / Skype

New Distance Education coordinator appointed

Nichole LaGrow has joined the Academic Affairs team at UW-Green Bay in a brand-new position as coordinator of Distance Education. Distance Education will play an increasingly larger role as the University seeks to increase access for students by extending curricular offerings to all four campuses, build partnerships with public high schools and technical colleges, develop programs to reach students throughout the 16-county region and recruit new students across the state, the nation and internationally. LaGrow’s appointment began Nov. 11, 2019.  She will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard.

LaGrow’s responsibilities include the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings. She will work with the academic Nichole La Growdeans, the campus executive officers and the registrar to ensure that distance education needs are met at each campus. In addition, she will encourage innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and to promote best practices in distance education. The position is a highly collaborative one that will work closely with a number of divisions and offices, including Enrollment Services, Information Technology, Student Success and Engagement, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness.

LaGrow comes to UW-Green Bay from Ellucian, where she served as the executive director of Learning Design and Development. She has a wide variety of higher education experience and has served at numerous different institutions, including Rowan College at Burlington County, where she served as the dean of Liberal Arts, and Northampton County Community College, where she served as the director of the Learning Center. Her educational background includes a BA and a MA in English, a Ph.D. in Modern History and Literature, an MS in Adult Education, an MSM in Human Resources and an MBA.  LaGrow’s diverse education and experience will be beneficial as UW-Green Bay develops, expands and implements curricular programs in a variety of modalities.

Distance education coordinator, Oct 21-22 interviews

The campus community is invited to attend the open forum presentation portion of in-person interviews for the distance education coordinator. The first interview was held Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019). Two additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Open forum information for these candidates are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Jack Champeau
Jack Champeau’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: in UU Unity B, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Nichole LaGrow (previously Bennett)
Nichole LaGrow’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: IS 1034, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

The previous open forum was held for the following candidate:
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider’s CV (pdf)

The distance education coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. Each candidate will prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.

 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies on-Campus interviews scheduled

The final candidates in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” in an open forum. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 14 – Beth Meyerand
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

Distance Education Coordinator Interview – First Open Forum Oct. 15

In-person interviews for the Distance Education Coordinator begin on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Interviews include an open forum presentation. The first candidate is Michael Schneider whose open forum will be held in IS1034 from 9:55 to 10:25 a.m.

The Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The Coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. We have asked the candidate to prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.”

Additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Additional notifications of these open forums will follow as the dates near.

RSVP for Fall Showcase, Sept. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix C

Please RSVP to attend the Fall Showcase, hosted by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. RSVP here. Some highlights include: SoTL research from the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program cohort from 2018-2019 and the UW-System Teaching Fellows Program from 2018-19; an opportunity to discuss academic advising trainings; research that was supported by Teaching Enhancement Grants; work that was informed by the First-Year Seminar Community of Practice; and more! Questions? Contact CATL@UWGB.EDU

Ganyard receives honor from UW System

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Clif Ganyard

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Associate Provost Clif Ganyard, who received the “Outstanding Contributor Award for Opportunity” from the UW System in August. The award was presented on the same day as UW-Green Bay Convocation.

Vice President for Administration Rob Cramer had this to say, “Opportunity Award honoree Clifton Ganyard, Associate Provost of UW-Green Bay, played a critical role in creating a smooth transition that turned UW-Green Bay’s four campuses — Green Bay, Marinette, Sheboygan and Manitowoc — into one institution. And he did so with great optimism and good humor.”

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by individuals who worked directly on the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring Project and whose work helped the project meet its goals of access, affordability and opportunity. Individuals who receive this award have consistently gone above and beyond to ensure successful plan implementation and smooth transitions for our students, faculty and staff at the 13 two-year branch campuses and UW-Extension. Ganyard is associate provost for Academic Affairs and associate professor of Humanities and History. More from the UW System, here.

 

UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander announced as conductor for Copland piece, Weidner Philharmonic Concert

Pre-Concert Dinner added to evening line-up. Tickets on sale, now!

Green Bay, Wis. — Michael Alexander, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will conduct the first piece of music to be played by the Weidner Philharmonic at its inaugural concert, Sept. 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The piece is Aaron Copland’s inspiring “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

A pre-concert dinner has been added to the evening’s events. The dinner will be held in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall at 6 p.m. More information, including dinner and dessert choices, can be found when purchasing the tickets online at www.weidnercenter.com. Tickets for the dinner and the performance are sold separately.

Provost Alexander is also a featured guest in the new episode of the “Bird in the Wings” podcast hosted by Weidner Center Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland. Strickland sits down with Alexander to discuss his journey to becoming the provost along with his experience in conducting and his love for music. Listen to the podcast.

Alexander comes to UW-Green Bay having served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He has also served as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The Grand Island, NY native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004. He earned his master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.

Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced in May the establishment of the Weidner Center Philharmonic Orchestra. According to UW-Green Bay Music Program Chair and Associate Prof. Randy Meder, the Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.

The Weidner Philharmonic inaugural concert, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 will consist of the following selections:

The New World Symphony for a New Symphony

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (Alexander)
Barber:
Overture to The School for Scandal (Yampolsky)
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise featuring Courtney Sherman (Meder)
Márquez: Danzón No. 2 (Collins)
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World” (Yampolsky)

Featured Guest Artist:
Victor Yampolsky, Conductor

Featured Artists:
Michael Alexander, Conductor
Kevin Collins, Conductor
Randy Meder, Conductor
Courtney Sherman, Soprano

Tickets for The New World Symphony for a New Symphony with the Weidner Philharmonic at UW-Green Bay are available by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071, online at www.WeidnerCenter.com and in person at all Ticket Star locations.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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New presidents or provosts: Belmont, Empire, Everett, Hastings, Ottawa, Tallahassee, UNC, Asheville, UWGB, Washington State, Winthrop

Michael Alexander, director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, has been selected as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. See more via New presidents or provosts: Belmont Empire Everett Hastings Ottawa Tallahassee UNC Asheville UWGB Washington State Winthrop, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 21.