Tag: Provost

UW-Green Bay grad Davis appointed interim provost

Greg Davis, a 1981 graduate of UW-Green Bay who spent 27 years on the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty and the last year as associate provost and director of graduate studies, is the University’s new interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced the appointment of Davis to succeed Stephen Fritz, who resigned Wednesday (May 6). Miller said the interim appointment was for an indeterminate length of time, and he expresses his appreciation to Fritz for his service during a time of transition, and to Davis for his willingness “to accept this critical role as we complete the budget reduction process and look forward to an exciting 50th anniversary year.” Davis earned his master’s and Ph.D. at Northwestern University before joining the faculty at his alma mater in 1987, teaching courses in math and environmental sciences.

Bartel posts great time at Boston

Former Green Bay Phoenix cross-country standout Callie Bartel (Human Biology, class of ’09), a Prevea assistant athletics trainer assigned to Phoenix Athletics, beat last year’s time by nearly 10 minutes in finishing Monday’s Boston Marathon in 3:04:59, good enough to place 3,551 overall and a highly respectable No. 239 in the women’s division of the race that attracts marathoners from around the world.

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Other marathon results — Actually, it’s a small world, Boston-wise. Finishing a few minutes and places behind Bartel in the women’s division was Sarah Mahaney, age 33, who happens to be the daughter of our own Jan Snyder of the Provost’s Office. Mahaney finished her first Boston marathon (and only second 26.2-miler ever) in 3:07:22, good for women’s place 307. And, finally, Bob Blihar, an applications director with CIT, ran the inaugural Oshkosh Marathon over the weekend and shaved 28 minutes off his previous best and won his 50+ age group in 3:54:18. Congratulations, all.

Top UW-Green Bay students to display work at Tuesday’s symposium

The 14th annual Academic Excellence Symposium, showcasing the talent and research ability of some of UW-Green Bay’s best students, is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 7) in Phoenix Rooms A and B of the University Union. The event is hosted by the campus chapters of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. As always, faculty, staff, fellow students and others are invited to browse the displays and chat up the proud student exhibitors. A musical performance is scheduled for 1 p.m. About 60 students are responsible for the 35 exhibits.

Admissions is calling on you

Chancellor Gary Miller

Chancellor Miller and Provost Fritz made calls last Friday, March 6, to undecided admitted freshmen. Would you consider joining the Admissions team from 5-7 some evening? No prior knowledge is necessary, and support is given throughout the evening to the callers. E-mail Jen Jones at jonesj@uwgb.edu if you are interested.

Remaining call nights for this spring:
• March 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30, 31
• April 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30
• May 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14

Provost Stephen Fritz

A reminder of other ways to help:

• Academic departments and units can volunteer as a group to call or e-mail prospects.

• To those already planning to go into high school or college classrooms to guest lecture, teach, or give a presentation, Jones can provide promotional materials and/or talking points.

• Engage student organizations that are allied with academic departments to help with any of the above outreach to prospective students.

• When you see tour groups in the hallway, feel free to welcome those families and introduce yourself. (Where are you from? Know what you might like to study?) Your interaction is welcomed!

• Reach out to the Admissions Office if you want to learn more about recruitment/enrollment. Admissions would be happy to come to your meetings to share updates and ideas for recruitment. Also, let Admissions know if you have groups of prospective students on campus.

Fritz to begin as provost in January

Stephen Fritz

Stephen Fritz

Stephen Fritz has agreed to serve as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs, effective January 2015. “I believe Dr. Fritz’s academic background and extensive leadership experience will be a great asset as we work through our immediate challenges with enrollment, continue our Invent the Future process and move fully into a shared strategic planning process using the UPIC model,” Chancellor Gary L. Miller said Monday in announcing the appointment. (UPIC is the University Planning and Innovation Council.)

Fritz was one of two candidates to interview for the position and visit campus last week. Fritz’s most recent academic appointment was as interim dean of The Honors College at Texas Tech University, from July 2010 through December 2013. He has previous chief executive experience as president of Midland Lutheran College (Neb.), New England College (N.H.) and Hiwassee College (Tenn.). He studied history and international diplomacy and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Miller has said it is his intention that Stephen Fritz will serve for 18 months or more.

Interim Provost candidates Fritz, Richert available to meet university community Oct. 23

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. next Thursday (Oct. 23) in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

The candidates are Stephen Edward Fritz and John H. Richert.

Fritz’s most recent academic appointment was as interim dean of The Honors College at Texas Tech University, from July 2010 through December 2013. He has previous chief executive experience as president of Midland Lutheran College (Neb.), New England College (N.H.) and Hiwassee College (Tenn.). He studied history and international diplomacy and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.

Richert is a consultant and educator with previous executive experience as president of Mundelein College in Chicago (now part of Loyola University) and the College of St. Mary (Neb.), and as associate dean for the School of Education and Human Services at St. Johns University in New York. He holds a a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In addition to the joint open-to-the-public gathering on Oct. 23, the two men will participate in separate rounds of interviews both Wednesday and Thursday. UW-Green Bay is seeking an interim successor to Julia Wallace after it was announced Sept. 23 that she was stepping down after five years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. The provost is the institution’s top academic officer reporting to the chancellor.

Chancellor Gary Miller said it is his intention that the interim will serve for the next 18 months or more. “Once our course as a University is set,” said Miller, who has commissioned an Invent the Future visioning process to be completed by April  2015, “in consultation with the faculty and staff, we will initiate a national search for the next provost.”

Resumes for Steve Fritz and John Richert have been posted online.

UW-Green Bay Provost Julia Wallace resigns

Julia Wallace, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, has submitted her resignation as provost and vice chancellor, effective immediately.

Wallace had been in her position at UW-Green Bay since July 2009, when she was appointed by former Chancellor Tom Harden following a nationwide search. Wallace previously had served as vice president and provost of Central Michigan University; and prior to that, spent more than two decades as a professor, department chair and dean at the University of Northern Iowa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York College at Oswego, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced Wallace’s resignation in an all-campus email Tuesday morning, Sept. 23. For the immediate future, he said, Chief-of-Staff Dan Spielmann will direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost in collaboration with Associate Provost Greg Davis and other direct reports to the Provost.

“I hope you will join me,” Miller wrote, “in extending our deep gratitude to her for her service to this great institution.”

Former UW-Green Bay provost prepares to step down at Metro State

We saw this news last fall, and post here now because her June departure is imminent. Sue Hammersmith, the president of St. Paul’s Metropolitan State University, is stepping down after six years in which she has presided over rapid growth on the urban campus — growth that the university has at times struggled to keep up with, according to news reports, faculty and Hammersmith herself. Hammersmith was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Green Bay from 2002 until her 2008 departure for the Twin Cities. A link to last fall’s announcement.

Willing in filling Billings job, Nook books for MT

Mark A. Nook, senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, has announced that he has accepted a new position as chancellor of Montana State University Billings. He plans to take office there in July 2014. Nook previously served as provost and vice chancellor at UW-Stevens Point, also serving as that institution’s interim chancellor from 2009-2010. UW System President Ray Cross plans to name an interim academic and student affairs leader shortly. He will also work with the UW System Board of Regents to launch a national search to identify Nook’s permanent successor. (We’ll miss Nook, at least in part for the Suessical quality of his name.) There’s a news release online.

UW-Green Bay to host 2014 community Pow Wow Saturday, April 12

UWGB Pow Wow

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council will present the 2014 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Kress Events Center on campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as a no-cost feast at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center on campus. M&J Catering will provide food for the feast.

The theme for the 2014 Pow Wow is “Honoring All Our Veterans,” and the event will include a special afternoon honor dance that will recognize all military veterans in attendance. Other honor dances will be held to recognize UW-Green Bay students, UW-Green Bay alumni and others.

The host drum for the event is Str8 Across, a Menominee-Oneida drum group with several singers on the drum who are Iraq War veterans. Six invited drums will represent each of the six Indian tribes — Menominee, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Chippewa and Mohican — located in Wisconsin.

UWGB Pow Wow

Dan King, an Oneida Vietnam veteran, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Pow Wow, and Gary Besaw, Menominee, is arena director for the event. The Pow Wow’s head dancers are Mark Denning (Oneida) and Chelsea Dodge (Menominee), and the head veteran dancers are Wesley Martin (Ojibwe — U.S. Army) and Jamie Awonohopay (Menominee — U.S. Army). Color guard units from the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association — Oneida Chamber, Veterans of the Menominee Nation, Mohican Veterans Association and Forest County Potawatomi Post 1 will bring in the flags during each grand entry.

Sponsors for the Pow Wow include UW-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council, SUFAC, Office of the Provost, Dean of Students Office, American Intercultural Center, Kress Events Center and Student Diversity Office, along with Wisconsin Public Radio.