Tag: retirement

Last chance for final digs… er, best wishes… on Franz retirement

Stop in at the Office of Business and Finance yet this afternoon (Thursday) and you’ll find two things: 1) Kelly Franz, the retiring vice chancellor, is taking the afternoon off, presumably to rest up for a final, grueling day of work Friday; and 2) those display boards inviting your humorous and/or heartfelt comments relating to historic photos of Kelly down through the years are out and available in the conference room if you haven’t yet signed them. Stop in any time today or Friday. (P.S. — One of Kelly’s office mates observes that Vice Chancellor Franz, at his farewell gathering Tuesday at Shorewood, was presented with a framed, official state commendation on three decades of service as issued by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker… and the governor’s sharp drop in at least one key presidential poll in the days since is probably just coincidence. Yes, coincidence.)

Kelly Franz reception is next Tuesday

Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: The retirement reception for Kelly Franz, the departing vice chancellor for business and finance, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 11) at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Food and refreshments will be served. (We’re hearing a lot of chatter about chicken wings, FWIW.)

Spielmann retirement get-together is July 6

Mark your calendars: An informal sendoff for Dan Spielmann is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Spielmann is retiring later that week after a 36-year UW-Green Bay career, in two separate tours of duty, in which he has contributed in numerous ways to the University’s development. The man of many hats has been a chief of staff or adviser to all six UW-Green Bay chancellors and served as Phoenix Athletics director, a popular and respected member of the Business faculty, chief legal counsel, fundraiser, and interim vice chancellor, interim assistant chancellor and permanent all-around good guy. The gathering is free and open to all. More details forthcoming.

Merner to retire as swimming/diving coach

After building a pair of strong and successful programs for the Green Bay Phoenix, Jim Merner is retiring following a 25-year mainstay as head coach of both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs effective June 30. Merner began his tenure, the second longest of any active head coach at Green Bay, back in 1990, when he was hired as the women’s swimming and diving head coach. Merner reinstated the men’s program in 1992. UW-Green Bay won seven consecutive women’s titles from 2005 to 2011, while also winning titles in 1998 and 2000 and adding a men’s title in 2002. Merner had kind words for past and present ADs including Dan Spielman and Mary Ellen Gillespie. Read more.
 

Reminder: Lacenski farewell on May 1

The Textbook Queen, Sherry Lacenski, is hanging up her crown after 25+ years of outstanding service to UW-Green Bay. There’ll be a gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Union’s 1965 Room, with cake and lemonade. Still time to contribute to a gift, if interested, by contacting either Sue Machuca or Amy Ibuaka.

Lacenski retirement sendoff


Our friends in the Phoenix Bookstore tell us that “the Textbook Queen, Sherry Lacenski, will be hanging up her crown after 25+ years of outstanding service to UW-Green Bay! Please help us celebrate May 1, 1–3 pm in the 1965 Room located on the second floor of the University Union. Cake and lemonade will be served. If you would like to contribute to a gift, please contact Sue Machuca or Amy Ibuaka at The Phoenix Bookstore.”

Warren retires as women’s soccer coach

After six seasons as the head coach of the Green Bay women’s soccer program, Trevor Warren announced his retirement on Tuesday, effective July 11. “I’ve enjoyed my six seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer team and had the pleasure of working with some talented and very hard-working players, both in and out of the classroom,” Warren said. Read news release.