Congratulations to these faculty members on their promotions!

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions. Approved at the UW System Board of Regents June 4, 2020 meeting, were the promotions of a number of faculty members. Listed below are the names, promotion and respective department of each of the 19 UW-Green Bay faculty members receiving promotion this year.


Name Promotion Department
Mike Alexander Professor Music
Mandeep Bakshi Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Kate Burns Professor Psychology
Jason Cowell Associate Professor Psychology
Sarah Detweiler Professor Art and Design
William Dirienzo Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Mary Gichobi Associate Professor Education
Maruf Hossain Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Allen Huffcut Professor Marketing and Management
Jeremy Intemann Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Sampath Kumar Professor Marketing and Management
Breeyawn Lybbert Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Upal Mahfuz Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Tetyana Malysheva Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Bill Sallak Associate Professor Music
Jagadeep Thota Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering
Christine Vandenhouten Professor Nursing & Health Studies
Aaron Weinschenk Professor Public and Environmental Affairs
Brian Welsch Associate Professor Natural and Applied Sciences
Jennie Young Associate Professor Humanities

Local media covers UW-Green Bay’s phased approach to reopen

UW-Green Bay has a plan ready to reopen on July 1, 2020, and there has been a lot of news coverage surrounding the exciting announcement!

See what local media is saying:

UW-Green Bay Releases Reopening Plans | WTAQ

UW-Green Bay announces plan to reopen ahead of fall semester WFRV

UW-Green Bay to reopen campuses in phases, students welcomed back for fall semester | NBC26 

UW-Green Bay will reopen campuses to employees on July 1, welcome students back for fall semester | Green Bay Press Gazette

UW-Green Bay announces phased plan to return to campus | WBAY

UW-Green Bay prepares to bring back students | Insight on Business

UW-Green Bay sets reopening plans | WHBY

UW-Green Bay releases document regarding reopening plan | WIXX

UW System releases back-to-school plans students, faculty | Spectrum News

The UW System has officially released its recommendations for all 13 of its institutions, when it comes to re-opening for the fall 2020-21 semester.

“I think just the continued understanding that there are more steps we’re going to take, primarily long-term, in terms of changing behaviors to protect ourselves and other people,” says Vice President of Administration Robert Cramer.

This school year will look much different than years past, as it is beginning during a global pandemic. Recommendations for all UW schools include limiting class sizes to less than 50 students. Any class with more than that should be taught virtually.

Limiting the number of people utilizing the dining halls at one time is another suggestion.

“Social distancing continues to be seen as an important way to reduce the risk of exposing others,” Cramer says.

Each individual school will implement its own plan. UW-Green Bay and UW-Eau Claire are among the school that have already notified the public about their plans.

Source: UW System Releases Back-To-School Plans Students, Faculty | Spectrum News 1

All UW-Green Bay employees must sign electronic acknowledgement form

Consistent with UW-Green Bay Chancellor Alexander’s communication on June 15, 2020, the University will allow access to campus buildings from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday starting July 1, 2020. Access will be permitted for employees, students, and members of the public transacting University business.

All employees will be allowed to return to their work areas during the above listed times, but will be required to adhere to the established Employee Workplace Expectations which are set forth in the attached document. These expectations have been established to protect both employees and members of the public who access University facilities. Please carefully review the attached, and confirm your receipt and understanding by completing this electronic acknowledgment formEmployees will not be permitted to return to campus on or after July 1, 2020 until the acknowledgment is completed.

The University continues to encourage all employees to work remotely so long as they wish to do so and are able to perform their assigned work in a remote environment.  Prior to returning to your work area, please advise your supervisor of your desire to return so they can appropriately establish staffing as well as secure the necessary safety materials for your office space.  If you have been requested to return to work and do not feel comfortable doing so, please advise your supervisor who can work with Human Resources to resolve the issue.

If you have any questions about the attached documents, provisions of safety materials, or other concerns, please contact Human Resources for assistance.

Re-engage by ‘Recommitting to Extraordinary’ through the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate

As nonprofit organizations look to re-engage in a post-pandemic world, they can realize their fullest potential by achieving an Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Certificate, a new certificate program available at UW-Green Bay in Fall 2020. Nonprofits can be catalysts for change, playing a critical role in strengthening civic engagement. The certificate program covers key aspects of leading a nonprofit, including human resources, fund development, marketing and communications. The program is comprised of five sessions with the addition of a capstone project. Registration is available for the entire program or individual sessions. Offered through UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement.



Join ‘Designers on Design,’ June 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Designers on Design is a series of webinars on design in theatre. Organized by UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance, and supported by OISTAT, this series is host by Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav. Started on April 23, 2020, every Saturday, Yadav brings one designer from across the world to discuss her/his works, ideas, process or teaching of design in theatre.

Saturday June 20, 2020 Webinar Description:

Presenter: Deepan Sivaraman (India)

“This presentation will take you through my theatre language and the challenges I have faced in the process of establishing a language of visual theatre in a country where theatre is predominately textual and proscenium based.”

Deepan Sivaraman is a theatre director and scenographer based in Delhi. He is known for making large scale open air visual theatre in temporary built spaces. He showed his works worldwide and presently he is the Dean of School of Culture and Creative Expressions Ambedkar University Delhi.

Green Bay named a ‘Best U.S. city to live in after the coronavirus’ — Business Insider

If you are considering moving to a new place after the novel coronavirus pandemic, you may want to consider one of these 30 US cities.Recent polling has suggested that many Americans are thinking about moving. The news website Axios reported in late April on a Harris Poll survey that found that about one-third of Americans said they were thinking about moving to less densely populated places. And recent research from Moody’s Analytics found that less densely populated places with a larger share of jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher were likely to recover first from the economic impact of the pandemic.

“In Green Bay, 75.5% of households spend less than 30% of their income on housing, the 16th-highest share among metro areas. Average housing costs are $916.86 a month.”

Source: Best US cities to live in the after the coronavirus – Business Insider

Impact MBA, woman facing away, looking at a backdrop of data visualization charts

Seeking applications for the ‘Impact Leadership Program’ through the Impact MBA, July 3 deadline

The Impact Leadership Program recognizes the critical role of UW-Green Bay employees in preparing the institution to serve as a model for the University of the future. As an institution of higher learning, we recognize that great leaders are the result of great talent, great educations, and great organizational culture. In the spirit of this vision, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business are collaborating to offer the Impact Leadership Program to support one university employee interested in completing the Cofrin School of Business’ executive Impact MBA program.

Employees are encouraged to review the Impact Leadership Program Guidelines for more information about eligibility and process for application. Interested employees must return the Impact Leadership Program Interest Form to their Area Leader no later than Friday, July 3, 2020. For questions about the Impact Leadership Program interest form submission process, please contact


Register today for ‘SpeakOut’s Summer Institute’

The UW-Green Bay Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the Provost, wish to share an opportunity to attend SpeakOut’s Summer Institute, a virtual institute on building equity and social justice education to create inclusive learning environments on campus and online. As people nationwide demand systemic change, and as campuses adapt to the impact of the pandemic, UW-Green Bay asks how those of us working in the arena of higher education can transform our institutions and learning environments.


Monday, July 13, 2020, Noon to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, Noon to 2:30 p.m.

What you will learn:

  • Pedagogy/Theory: Education for wholeness, social justice, and liberation
  • Capacity-Building: Faculty and staff development that strengthens leadership and sustainability
  • Equity in a Digital Age: Tools for inclusive and accessible online learning
  • Institutional Strategies: How to implement equitable education and social change
  • Intercultural Frameworks: Culturally-responsive models and ideas that foster rich, meaningful dialogue and collaboration
  • Student Development: Provide student access to knowledge that transforms their sense of self and what they can do in the world

Open to all faculty and staff

This opportunity is open to all UW-Green Bay faculty and staff in support a broad representation of all areas within the University. To learn more visit: SpeakOut Summer Institute.

UW-Green Bay Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the Provost wish to send a large, representative group of staff and faculty to the institute. We will follow up with all interested employees shortly after the survey closes. If you would like to be considered, please fill out the following Qualtrics survey.

Be sure to complete the sign-up form by 06-22-2020Apply to attend SpeakOut’s Summer Institute

For additional questions, please contact the Provost Office at


Census deadline extended… C’mon Wisconsin, we can’t settle for No. 2!

Wisconsin has a history of high response rates for the census, and this year we rank second in the nation with a current response rate of more than 68% (compared to the national average of 61.4%).  You can track Wisconsin’s response rate, which is updated daily.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the self-response phase of the U.S. Census has been extended to October 31, so there’s still time to take the census and get the word out.  Together, we can make sure we get a full, accurate count in the 2020 Census. More census resources are at your fingertips.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Wisconsin counties on average stand to lose $22,170 in federal funding over the next decade ($2,217/year) per person not counted. NCSL utilized data from “Counting for Dollars 2020,” a study published in February 2020 by Andrew Reamer of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP). The Census also provides the basis for reapportioning Wisconsin’s Congressional seats and as a foundation for the state legislature to draw Congressional districts and state legislative districts.

It takes only minutes. Please do your part and complete the U.S. Census.