Early prof and administrator Halvor Kolshus returns to campus
Halvor Kolshus, a former faculty member and administrator from UW-Green Bay’s early days (1969-75) who is currently visiting from his home in Norway, is coming to campus. Kolshus will be the guest of honor at an informal social — open to all — at 5 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at the Shorewood Club. Kolshus’s friend and colleague, Prof. John Stoll of Public and Environmental Affairs, is arranging the drop-in event. Kolshus is a native of Oslo who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky and, in effect, joined founding Chancellor Edward Weidner in heading north. As an economist, Kolshus addressed rural and agricultural development; he served the United Nations and NGOs in nations including Laos, Thailand and Congo. At the time he left UW-Green Bay, he also held the title associate dean of the colleges for academic programs.