Photo gallery: Dick Resch and WPS announce major gifts to engineering and STEM
The University and two community partners today (Feb. 12, 2018) shared additional details on how they plan to quickly move the program from concept to reality, expediting the University’s ability to meet the region’s rising demand for engineering talent. Richard Resch, CEO of international office furniture manufacturer KI, announced his support of UW-Green Bay’s visionary engineering plan with a $5 million gift. The University will name the new school the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering. The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation announced a $1 million contribution to support STEM education — the largest single donation made by the charitable organization in its 54-year history.
“This is a monumental day for our community and our region, one that’s been 30 years in the making,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “Business leaders in this community have wanted engineering to be offered at UW-Green Bay for decades; we are now on the cusp of something very transformational for this community, our economy, and most importantly, our students, who are the workforce of the future.” See photos.