Passing of influential Social Work professor, Betty Baer
A primary architect of UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Social Work — and a respected and influential state and national leader in both curriculum and practice — has passed away. Prof. Betty L. Baer died Wednesday (Sept. 10) at her Green Bay-area home after a lengthy illness. She was 87. Former chair of the UW-Green Bay program, recipient of national educator of the year honors, and the driving force behind development of the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Partnership for Children and Families, Baer retired from the University in 1996 but remained active in community and campus causes. A full obituary was not yet available as of Log deadline, but St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of De Pere shares word that a memorial service is scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 13) at 11:30 a.m., to be preceded by visitation at 10:30 a.m. The UW-Green Bay news site has more on Baer’s life and career.