University Creates New Alumni Advisory Board
Green Bay, Wis.—As an institution on the rise, both in enrollment and responding to the educational attainment needs of the region, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has turned to its alumni for advice. The University recently established an alumni board of graduates who have gone out into the world and made an impact as citizens, parents and career minded professionals.
Responsibilities will include offering advice and counsel to the Office of the Chancellor and the Alumni Office on strategic issues of importance to the University. These alumni will contribute to the University’s success, impact public education in a meaningful way, expand their network, and meet people with interests like their own.
“One of our strongest assets as a University is our alumni,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “UW-Green Bay graduates make a difference every day in communities across our region, state, nation, and the world. We need their insights and experience to help UW-Green Bay continue to grow and influence the next generation of graduates. As a regional public university, inviting community input is a vital component to UW-Green Bay’s mission of serving as a resource to the region.”
The Board is not a legally governing body and does not set policies, manage fiduciary activities, or make personnel decisions. The main purpose is to work together with University leadership on strategic issues. A wide range of voices and perspectives were recruited. Members are limited to serving one full three-year term. Accepting this important role is:
- Sherry Aaholm ‘14 & ’16, Business, Masters in Management – Cummins, Inc., Vice President and Chief Information Officer
- Brian Charlier ’81 & ’97, Business Administration, Masters of Science in Administrative Science – CEO/President of HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospital and COO and Senior VP of Prevea Health
- Juan Corpus ’03, Public Administration – Humana Inc., Consumer Experience Manager
- Robert Davis ’13, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Dallas Cowboys, Assistant Head Coach
- Lori Frerk ’92, Math – East High School, Principal
- Brian Gold ’99, Business Administration – Port Washington State Bank, Vice President of Business Banking
- Terri Jacke ’06, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Inspired Training Institute, President
- Randy Knaflic ’95, Music – Company Advisor
- Ben Kvalo ’10, Business Administration – Netflix, Campaign Manager, Film, Marketing Operations
- Lorenzo Lones ’16, Psychology – Washington University, Pursuing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience
- Deb Rose ’07, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Retired Teacher / Volunteer
- Darin Schumacher ’96, Communication Processes – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Marketing Manager
- Paul Willems ’75, Urban Analysis – Willems Marketing, Retired as Co-Owner/Partner
- Doug Wirth ’89, Social Work – AmidaCare, President and CEO
- Joan Woldt ’89, Business Administration – Bank First, Regional 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 more than 8.700 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.