UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller names Betsy Mitchell and Christopher Howald to Council of Trustees

GREEN BAY — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller has named two community leaders — Betsy Mitchell and Christopher Howald — to the University’s Council of Trustees.

Betsy Mitchell

Betsy Mitchell is the owner of Mitchell Management Consulting company, which specializes in leadership and organizational development, executive coaching/peak performance consulting and strategic alignment and planning. She is the retired vice president of organizational development for the Green Bay Packers, a position she held from 2008 to 2012. She has worked in the organization since 1993 as the staff/player development consultant until being promoted to vice president. In the Green Bay community, she has served on nonprofit boards such as the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Mitchell has consulted with UW-Green Bay Athletics since 2002. She has an undergraduate degree in nursing from UW-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from UW-Madison.


Christopher Howald

Christopher Howald has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc. (a mechanical contracting firm with offices in De Pere and Wisconsin Rapids), since 2016. Before being named CEO, he was the vice president of administration at Tweet/Garot — a company his family helped found. Howald is responsible for setting strategy, strengthening culture and overseeing performance. Prior to joining Tweet/Garot, he worked as corporate counsel at Autodesk, Inc. He served as an associate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati law office and was a law clerk to the Honorable Justice N. Patrick Crooks of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He serves on the board of directors for several organizations in the community, such as the Brown County United Way, NEW Community Shelter and the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a law degree from Santa Clara University and an executive MBA from Notre Dame.

A full list of Council of Trustee members (November 2018):
Louis (Lou) LeCalsey, Chair
Craig Dickman, Vice Chair
Dr. Tina Sauerhammer Dean, Secretary
Diane Ford, Treasurer
Cordero Barkley
Dean Basten
Richard (Rick) Beverstein
Robert (Rob) Cera
Gerald (Cort) Condon
Susan Finco
Terrance (Terry) Fulwiler
Beth Gochnauer
Christopher Howald
Michael (Mike) Jackson
Mark King
Carl Kuehne
Dr. Mokenge (Mo) Malafa
Brian Mannering
David Martin
Elizabeth (Betsy) Mitchell
Matthew (Matt) Mueller
Mark Murphy
Paul Northway
Thomas (Tom) Olson
Dr. Ashok Rai
Reid Ribble
Virginia (Ginny) Riopelle
Kramer Rock
Mark Skogen
Sahil Tak
Timothy (Tim) Weyenberg
James (Jim) Wochinske
Frank (Scott) Wochos
Cathy (Cate) Zeuske

Ex Officio:
Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
Eric Arneson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Campus Climate
Gregory (Greg) Davis, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Benjamin (Ben) Joniaux, Chief of Staff for Office of the Chancellor
Steven (Steve) Meyer, Secretary of the Faculty and Staff
Matthew (Matt) Vanden Avond, Alumni Association President
Sheryl Van Gruensven, Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
Anthony (Tony) Werner, Vice Chancellor for Advancement / Foundation President

Student Representation
Selena Deer, Student Government Association President
Abbigail (Abbie) Wagaman, Student Government Association Vice President

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, 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.


Finalists announced in the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest

After a preliminary round and a round of judging of their business plans, congratulations are in order for the finalists of the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest:

Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) of Green Bay with Fervid Life
Dean Derksen of Sheboygan with EO
Jordan Lorenz ’12  (Humanistic Studies) of Green Bay with JobKaddi

These entrepreneurs have been invited to give a presentation on their business to judges at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at UW-Green Bay. Judges will also ask each entrepreneur questions about their business plans after each one’s presentation. The live finals are open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Finalists are eligible for a portion of $10,000 of in-kind services provided by contest sponsors.

The 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest sponsors include T2, Laurie Crawford Coaching, Winnebago Seed Fund, WiSys, KerberRose, Keller, and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay.

For questions about being an in-kind sponsor of the contest, the live finals on Nov. 30 or finding local resources for business planning assistance, please contact Ryan Kauth at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay at KauthR@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2004.

See the contest website.

Alternate Theatre presents ‘Assassin’s Anthology,’ Dec. 6-8

UW-Green Bay Theatre Studio Productions and Alternate Theatre present “The Assassin’s Anthology,” written and directed by UW-Green Bay student Selena Deer (Theatre, Communication). The play will be performed on Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center. It focuses on nine assassins who live together on an estate, each with their own specialty. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Learn more.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurung presents at 10th annual Air Force forum

UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung presented a keynote and workshop at the 10th annual Scholarship of Reaching and Learning Forum and Awards Ceremony, U.S. Air Force Academy, Nov. 14, 2018. Gurung’s workshop overviewed the main steps in the process of intentionally and systematically modifying teaching and learning. Gurung was honored to receive a Air Force coin in recognition of service.

‘Handel’s Messiah’ to be performed at Weidner Center, Dec. 1

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the majesty of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, “Messiah.” The quintessential holiday event will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. Join UW-Green Bay’s Concert Choir, University Singers, Green Bay Choral Artists and Sturgeon Bay High School Choirs; soloists Associate Prof. Courtney Sherman (Music), soprano, Linda Feldmann, mezzo-soprano, Associate Lecturer Tomás Dominguez (Music), tenor, and Jonathan Kim, bass; and the Festival Orchestra for what is sure to be an emotional and uplifting event for the whole family. Learn more and get tickets.

Cuddly black lab with nose for explosives could spend some time at UW-Green Bay

“Skylar the black Labrador doesn’t look like the typical police dog. She’s small, bouncy and excitable, clambering onto the laps of anyone who pets her. When Skylar’s 1-year-old sister Elspeth Kohlman toddles toward her, she nuzzles the baby lovingly. UW-Oshkosh’s first police dog, she became Officer Skylar Monday morning alongside two new human officers. Her job duties won’t include drug-sniffing, and she’s not meant to intimidate students, handler and Officer Ben Kohlman said. Skylar is the only explosives-sniffing dog in Winnebago County, Leibold said. City and county dogs are experts in drugs, tracking and protection. Skylar will provide those detection skills as needed around the county and also at other universities, such as UW-Green Bay.” See the story from Oshkosh Northwestern.