In a letter from Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven today to the UW-Green Bay campus community, she announced the resignation of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arenson, who will be leaving UW-Green Bay for a new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia.
“I want to thank Eric for the vision and transformational leadership he has brought to the University during this critical time in our history,” Van Gruensven noted. “As the inaugural vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, he worked across campus to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and put forward several significant initiatives.”
Among the initiatives left in his legacy:
-The creation of the Phoenix Cares website to assist students with needs ranging from academic to financial to mental health and beyond
-A new first-year student convocation
-The Phoenix Connection program, which provides Student Affairs staff mentors for more than 200 students
“As a University, we are moving in a direction to more accurately represent the region we serve. Eric has been an instrumental leader in starting that transformation,” Van Gruensven said. “I am working with Eric and his team on a transition plan and will share details shortly. In the days ahead, please join me in thanking him for his many contributions to UW-Green Bay. We wish him, his wife Tenaye and their son, Kenny all the best as they embark upon their new adventure in the metro Atlanta area.”