Chancellor Gary L. Miller

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller announces departure

In a news release and a memorandum to leaders and the campus community, UW-Green Bay  Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced his departure today. After five years at the helm, he is leaving at the end of September to assume the role of president at the University of Akron.

“It has been a great joy and a deep honor for me to have been Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” Miller noted. “This is an exceptional university with great students, faculty, staff and a very bright future. The team at UW-Green Bay is the best I’ve worked with in my career. They are creative and fully committed to this University. The leadership team has a clear vision for the institution and knows how to get there. I wish everyone the very, very best. Green Bay and Wisconsin will always be close to my heart.”

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UW-Green Bay Chancellor leaving University on Sept. 30

Chancellor Gary L. Miller Accepts New Role as University of Akron President

Green Bay, Wis. — After five years at the helm, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller today announced that he is leaving his role as UW-Green Bay chancellor at the end of September to assume the role of president at the University of Akron.

“It has been a great joy and a deep honor for me to have been Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” Miller noted. “This is an exceptional university with great students, faculty, staff and a very bright future. The team at UW-Green Bay is the best I’ve worked with in my career. They are creative and fully committed to this University. The leadership team has a clear vision for the institution and knows how to get there. I wish everyone the very, very best. Green Bay and Wisconsin will always be close to my heart.”

Gary Miller
Gary L. Miller

Miller was named the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on August 1, 2014, arriving in Green Bay from the chancellorship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. During his tenure at Green Bay, Miller played an instrumental role in elevating the University in the state’s third largest economy by engaging community stakeholders and developing key partnerships to advance the institution. Most notable were the establishment of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering and the hiring of an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at TitletownTech, a partnership with the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft.

“On behalf of the Council of Trustees, we would like to thank Gary and Georgia (Nix) Miller for the leadership they have shown at the University and in the community, said Craig Dickman ‘82, managing director of TitletownTech and chair of the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees. “Their impact has been significant and will be felt for years. One of Gary’s lasting contributions is the University’s new mission and development of an exceptional leadership team. We are confident we have the leadership team in place that will effectively guide the University through the transition and into the future.”

Under Miller’s leadership, the University: reversed an enrollment decline and is on pace to realize the fourth straight year of increased enrollments with a more diversified student body, faculty and staff; addressed structural deficits in the midst of severe state budget reductions; established a four-college structure; revitalized the University’s program offerings to be more aligned with regional needs; enhanced D-I athletics with the development of the Kress Outdoor Recreation Complex; oversaw the expansion of the University’s footprint to include campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan; and earlier this year, led efforts to change the University’s vision and select mission to reflect the needs of the region.

“Perhaps Chancellor Miller’s most important contribution was in helping our institution adapt to the new realities of higher education,” shared University Spokesperson Janet Bonkowski. “There is no doubt we are on the right path.”

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.

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UW-Green Bay mentors needed for ‘Campus Connection’

The University is in desperate need of mentors to help new staff to become more engaged in the University community. The Campus Connections program is an excellent way to give back and get to know staff across campus. Many mentors are needed for Academic and University Staff.  Please contact Julie Flenz in Human Resources at x2390 to submit your name. Thanks for your consideration – Lynn Niemi, Academic Staff Chair and Kim Mezger, University Staff Chair.

 

Megan Lukan

Barrie Olympian Lukan takes ‘bold’ move into fashion world

Megan Lukan is taking a run at streetwear.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallist, who played rugby at Barrie Central Collegiate, has designed the “authentically BOLD” clothing line, which is set to officially launch in January. A few staple items — a hat and three T-shirts — have been released so far.

“The premise of the brand is to empower individuals to live out their authentic dreams,” she said. “Through my personal experiences and encounters with many individuals I have come to the realization that a lot of people are really scared to chase the dreams inside their hearts. Whether it’s fear of failure, anxiety stemmed from the unknown, or even societal pressures, people often fail to live the life that is genuinely true to them.”

Lukan retired from the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team about one year ago.

She was a crossover athlete who was named Miss Basketball Canada in 2010 had a four-year NCAA basketball career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. While she’s currently completing her master of business administration at Queen’s University in Kingston, she looked back on her athletic career for inspiration when developing the brand.

via Barrie Olympian Lukan takes ‘bold’ move into fashion world at Simcoe.com.