UW-Green Bay Announces Leadership Changes

CEO of Manitowoc Campus Rachele Bakic named new Executive Director of Admissions; Jamie Schramm to be CEO at both Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campuses

Green Bay, Wis.—Look no further, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has found its executive director of Admissions 40 miles to the south of the Green Bay Campus. Rachele Bakic, who has served as campus executive officer (CEO) at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus the past two years, will begin as UW-Green Bay’s executive director of Admissions beginning May 11, 2020.

Jamie Schramm

Jamie Schramm, currently CEO of the Sheboygan Campus will be CEO for both Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses moving forward.

“We are very fortunate to have great leadership at our Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “In order to fully utilize their skills, we have expanded the roles of Rachele Bakic and Jamie Schramm. While Rachele is leading our full University recruitment efforts, Jamie will be able to create a cohesive vision for how the Sheboygan and Manitowoc campuses can serve their communities. Jamie’s incredible energy and history working in the region will bring both campuses to new heights.”

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Jennifer Jones said University leaders had an opportunity to think innovatively about how to best fill the Admissions position.

“Fortunately, the best candidate for the job already works at UW-Green Bay, which will give us a distinct advantage to move quickly towards enrollment growth because Rachele already has strong working relationships and is passionate about seeing all the UW-Green Bay campuses grow to their fullest potential.”

Rachele Bakic

Bakic, named to “Manitowoc’s Future 15” by the Young Professionals of Manitowoc County in 2019, will be responsible for the vision and overall leadership of the Admissions Office including recruitment, marketing, application processing and admission decisions, international admission, supervision, budget oversight and development, admissions policy development and implementation, and both long-term and short-term planning for the purposes of meeting University enrollment goals.

“Since joining UW-Green Bay two years ago, I have been energized by the passion and dedication of faculty and staff colleagues, and by the student body across the entire University,” Bakic said. “I’m proud of the strong momentum the Manitowoc Campus has built during my time as CEO, our many achievements are a direct result of the team’s hard work day-in and day-out. Although I am sad to leave behind a campus and a community that became home, the opportunity to lead the Admissions Office enables me to focus on partnerships and drive enrollment growth at all four of our campuses. As we navigate these unprecedented times, I look forward to collaborating with internal and external partners to diversify and grow our student body while fostering UW-Green Bay’s commitment to access and student success.”

Schramm was named CEO of the Sheboygan Campus in December of 2019. He is an active member of the Sheboygan community, serving as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, Acuity Business Challenge coach, INCubatorEDU Entrepreneurship Program community champion, and advisory board member and volunteer in many areas of business development and higher education.

“I am grateful and honored for the continued opportunities UW-Green Bay has afforded me since starting as the campus executive officer (CEO) of our Sheboygan Campus,” he said.  “In the four months since joining the University, I have been surrounded by a collaborative, innovative and future-focused group of professionals.  As we have navigated the COVID-19 crises, the level of teamwork and diversity of thought has positioned us to successfully serve our students. I would like to congratulate Rachele Bakic as she moves into her role at our main Green Bay campus and look forward to strengthening relationships across both the Sheboygan and Manitowoc region in order to connect both campuses to their respective communities. I am a firm believer that what happens at our campuses is only a beginning—and that success for a modern university is measured by its collaboration with, and contribution to, the communities in which they reside.”

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Reminder: Human Resources has an updated resources page for dealing with the disruption caused by COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, UW-Green Bay has been required to change many facets of its operation.  As a result of these changes there are an increased number of fiscal challenges. As a temporary response to this event, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, has authorized the implementation of a variety of workforce reduction and cost saving measures, beyond existing policies. A reminder that UW-Green Bay Human Resources has created a webpage that addresses resources, including EAP, unemployment, furloughs and more.

UW-Green Bay Spring 2020 Coffee Break recording is available

Thank you to all who joined the Spring 2020 Coffee Break. The session was conducted and recorded using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Video recording and the slide deck for the session are available. Coffee Break Q and A is currently planned for Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Join the Launch Party for Sheepshead Review, Wednesday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Sheepshead Review will celebrate the first-ever virtual issue (the print edition will be available in Fall) in a first-ever virtual launch via Zoom. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. and lasts about 1 hour. The Spring 2020 issues features a layout based on a tarot-card theme, as well as the Rising Phoenix contest winners (UWGB students only) in Fiction, Nonfiction, Visual Arts, and Poetry, all judged by “celebrity” writers and artists—as well as nearly 100+ more pages of amazing art, poetry, and prose. Alongside UWGB students, the issue features established, emerging, and high school artists and writers, from all over the world.

The launch party will feature Spring 2020 contributors reading and talking about their work. Editors and staff will also talk about their favorite pieces, and how they made this historic issue despite the pandemic and campus closure. We hope to welcome our Rising Phoenix judges as well.

All members of the public, but to ensure everything runs smoothly via Zoom and to monitor attendance, guests are asked to RSVP to Publicity Director Rianna Kubly at kublrm24@uwgb.edu by 2 p.m., May 6 to receive the party link. 

First German Honor Society inductees named

This year, UW-Green Bay was granted a new chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national German Honor Society. Founded in 1929, Delta Phi Alpha recognizes students with a minimum 3.3 GPA in college-level German courses. This spring, UW-Green Bay inducted eight members as its first and initial cohort: Alex Alberts, Ross Cox, Caitlin Curtis, Miranda Esser, Danielle Jaeger, Peyton Larscheid, Olivia Nichter and Savannah Schemenauer. Congratulations!

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: The grand design of Professor Jeff Entwistle of UW-Green Bay, part 1-2

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) Jeff Entwistle (Theatre and Dance) is reminiscing a lot these days. In two weeks, he retires from the faculty of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance, so thoughts of students and colleagues and shows and designs are rushing. This is the second part of a column that takes advantage of time available due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The first column is here. Today, we jump into the deep end of the pool with these career highlights offered by Jeff Entwistle during his 36 years as scenic designer in Green Bay area productions. Included are his personal notes. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: The grand design of Professor Jeff Entwistle of UW-Green Bay, part 2

Today! Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Cinco de Mayo-Spanish Tertulia

The Spanish program invites you to join them this Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom for the great finale of Tertulia (Spanish conversation table). For this last Tertulia we will be cooking “ceviche de camarón” (shrimp ceviche) and “flan” (a typical dessert in Spanish speaking countries). Spanish major Judith Morales will be guiding participants via Zoom in the steps to prepare these authentic dishes. For a list of the ingredients and kitchen utensil you will need to have ready, email Prof. Ortiz ortizc@uwgb.edu. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cofrin Natural Areas Grant deadline is Monday, May 18, 2020

Grants amounts vary, but are typically $1,000-$1,500. Funds may be used for supplies, equipment, or travel costs associated with an independent research project. Please, do not request funds for a stipend or hourly wage! Proposed research must be related to one of our UWGB natural areas, or another recognized natural area in Northeast Wisconsin and students will need to give a short presentation on completed research at a future symposium. Read more about the grant and to apply at  http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/education/cofrin-intro.asp.