Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs announces changes

In a memo to the Student Affairs team, Vice Chancellor Corey King announced changes to “enhance the University’s commitment to inclusivity.”

“…at UW-Green Bay, we are developing an organizational structure to ensure this commitment, as well as, continue the collaborative efforts among students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Thus, effective July 1, 2021, Stacie Christian, Ph.D. will serve as interim assistant vice chancellor for Inclusive Excellence. In this role, she will assist the vice chancellor in leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy that champions evidence-based practices and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the context of a dynamic multi-campus university. This position reports to vice chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs and is housed at the Green Bay campus, but will serve students on all locations. She will provide oversight to the Pride Center (Nicole Kurth), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (Mai Lo Lee), and Student Accessibility Services (Lynn Niemi).

Stacie Christian, Ph.D. started her professional career in health care administration as a licensed clinical social worker and a nursing home administrator. For over 20 years Stacie was an executive director and administrator in four health care systems, including nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health agencies and hospital systems, and an inpatient/outpatient psychiatric center. In 1994, while continuing to work as a health care administrator, Stacie started teaching Health Psychology for the Adult Degree Program, and in over 27 years has taught 10 different courses for Human Development/Psychology and two classes for the Social Work program. Stacie has also taught online for Florida Tech and Rasmussen College, and in person 25 years for Bellin College. In 2005, Stacie left health care to teach at UW-Green Bay full time as an adjunct which lead to other opportunities at UW-Green Bay.

The other positions Stacie has held at UW-Green Bay is the Pride Center Coordinator from 2012-2013, the Interim Director of American Intercultural Center from 2012-2013, the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center from 2013 to July 2021. Stacie has provided many hours of SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training, Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Level 1 and 2 training for staff and faculty, co-facilitated Inclusivity and Equity Student Leadership training, and has provided many hours of career development training at conferences within and outside of Wisconsin concerning aging and dementia, transitional change, mental health, LGBTQ+ and inclusivity including health care, and other diversity, equity and inclusivity topics. Stacie also leads the Campus Cupboard initiatives at UW-Green Bay and is the co-chair for the Council of Diversity Equity and Inclusivity for the UWGB campuses.

Nicole Kurth will serve as interim coordinator for the Pride Center. Nicole Kurth is a Residence Life professional with over a decade of experience working in residence life and housing. Since 2016, Nicole has filled the role of area coordinator at UW-Green Bay. Nicole is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and has served with the UW-Green Bay Pride Center as a events volunteer and student mentor for the past five years. Additionally, Nicole also served on the executive board of Positive Voice, a LGBTQ+ group serving Brown County from 2016-2021. Most recently, Nicole was the vice president of Positive Voice for three years. In 2018, Nicole received the University of Wisconsin System Award – the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People. Nicole has volunteered with UW-Green Bay Pride Camps for Middle School and High School since the first camp was held in 2019.   In her interim role, Nicole will serve in coordinating Pride Center activities at UW-Green Bay and the Marinette, Sheboygan/Manitowoc locations.”

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