Mathew Dornbush Named Interim Dean of UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis announced the appointment of Mathew Dornbush as interim dean for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Dornbush has been serving UW-Green Bay as the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and director of Graduate Studies since 2015. He will maintain a share of those duties while taking on the interim dean role. The appointment is effective immediately and until the University is successful in recruiting a permanent dean via a national search. See the full news release.

DigiCOPY demos the online ordering system on August 30

DigiCOPY will demo the UW-Green Bay DigiXpress Online Ordering System for new and existing users on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in IS Videoconference Room (IS1034). Each hour session will also include discussion for all current types of projects available and how to properly place these orders. Users are encouraged to bring suggestions for items not currently available on the site as well as feedback regarding challenges or ease of use. Refreshments will be provided.

Mathew Dornbush Named Interim Dean of UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business

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Mathew Dornbush, Interim Dean, Cofrin School of Business

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis announced the appointment of Mathew Dornbush as interim dean for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. Dornbush has been serving UW-Green Bay as the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and director of Graduate Studies since 2015. He will maintain a share of those duties while taking on the interim dean role. The appointment is effective immediately and until the University is successful in recruiting a permanent dean via a national search.

“Matt is well known and respected both on campus and in the surrounding community,” says UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis. “He continues his strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, scholarship, the advancement of research, and he possesses a sincere dedication to the success of UW-Green Bay. I look forward to relying on Matt’s dedication to advancing the goals of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and his guidance as we move towards its accreditation.”

Top priorities for Dornbush will be leadership toward the continued development and implementation of a new Impact MBA and significant progress toward gaining accreditation for the School. Dornbush will serve as the interface between the School and Provost Davis, working with School of Business Chair, Associate Prof. James Loebl, and members of the faculty and staff. Together, they will continue to work on enrollment targets, fundraising goals, faculty development, student retention, community outreach and partnership development, and nurturing an innovative culture within the school. About 20 percent of all 33,000-plus graduates of UW-Green Bay are Business Administration and Accounting majors, which fall within the Cofrin School of Business.

“Matt is well respected among faculty, students, leadership and the Green Bay community, and he will be a great leader for the Cofrin School of Business,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, “The School is a pillar of the community and from Matt’s previous work, it is clear he will be a fantastic ambassador for our University.”

“I am both extremely excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business as its interim dean,” Dornbush said. “It’s an exciting time for what is a very young college poised for big things; we have a group of highly successful and innovative faculty, a growing student body, and a shared commitment to expanding our external partnerships across Northeast Wisconsin. Over the coming year we will work to infuse our College mission, values and strategic priorities throughout our programs as we continue the process of building the supportive culture needed to assure student success, to integrate our operations into the Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette campuses, to gain approval of and successfully launch our Impact MBA, and to receive formal accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). I’m looking forward to a great year!”

Dornbush received his B.A. from Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.), and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) before joining UW-Green Bay in 2005. Dornbush brings a strong record of scholarly production, with more than $1 million dollars in external grant awards, numerous publications and more than 670 citations to his scholarly writings. In his role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies, he has responsibility for budgeting, extramural granting, faculty professional development and graduate programing. He has had significant community engagement responsibilities throughout his time as associate vice chancellor.

Matt and his wife Elizabeth (Beth) Dornbush have been married since 2000 and have three children, Emma, William and Tyler. Beth works as a human resources systems analyst for Schreiber Foods of Green Bay, Wis.

About the Cofrin School of Business
The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business offers degrees focused on helping individuals become engaged learners and professional leaders within Northeast Wisconsin and beyond. The School trains students to think critically, make informed, ethical decisions, engage in experiential learning and demonstrate and promote innovation and sustainability. The School offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Business Administration with eight emphasis/concentration areas within the major: Business Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management or Supply Chain Management.

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 center, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, 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 award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay 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.

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Reminder: Dealing with Disruptions Workshop is August 28 for faculty and staff

Have you ever been seriously concerned for a student, co-worker, friend or family member?  Have you been unclear on a course of action? The workshop, Dealing with Disruptions: Safety and Intervention, will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre, University Union. The workshop is presented by staff from Public Safety, Counseling & Health and the Dean of Students Office, and is sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the University Staff Professional Development Committee. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Register here.

Reminder: Please shut down your computer before planned outage

With a scheduled second power outage on the evening of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Information Technology has some advice for computer users: please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete. A “global” shut down command will be sent to campus computers prior to each outage to make sure devices are off. Any questions? Please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or email helpdesk@uwgb.edu.

Chancellor Miller comments on Marinette partnership

In a visit to Marinette last week, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller discussed his hope for the most Northern UW-Green Bay campus and plans for its future. “The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay doesn’t do anything unless we have a community partner,” he said. “With all of the new programs, we work with partnerships within our community. Our Council of Trustees helps us shape the programs, so when it goes to the Board of Regents, we can say with great confidence that it’s a great program and will work in this region. This is the kind of relationship we’re going to have built here as well.” Miller said he believes “communities shape universities and there’s a synergistic relationship between them.” The Eagle Herald has the full story.

 

Faculty note: Prof. Meacham has featured fiction piece published

UW-Green Bay Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English/Humanities) has the featured fiction piece, “Descending,” in the online journal 7x7la. According to the editors, the magazine was “launched to facilitate a new kind of interdisciplinary collaboration. Each 7×7 invites one visual artist and one writer to engage in a two-week creative conversation. The format, inspired by Surrealist games of the early 20th century, challenges participants to improvise, in their respective disciplines, a spontaneous story that pushes into ever-wilder imaginative terrain.” Meacham was paired with New York-based visual artist Maeve D’Arcy, whose mixed-media art inspired Meacham to write about a famously fallen family (No spoilers!). See the work here. For more information about the journal, see http://7×7.la/about/.

Volunteer at Artstreet, get a shirt

One of the best ways to experience Artstreet is by becoming a volunteer. More than 50 volunteer shifts still need to be filled. If you haven’t already, consider signing up to experience the arts in the streets of downtown Green Bay, August 24, 25 and 26, 2018. All volunteers that work one or more shift(s) receive a commemorative t-shirt. Does your school-aged son or daughter seek volunteer hours? Artstreet is a designated project approved by the Green Bay area Public Schools for service learning. Volunteers ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Find current volunteer opportunities.