VandenAvond announces departure for NMU
Steve VandenAvond, UW-Green Bay’s dean of continuing education and outreach, will be leaving April 3 to become the new vice president of extended learning and community engagement for Northern Michigan University, an institution of about 9,000 students in Marquette. He announced his family’s decision at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Allouez Village Board, which he serves as president. VandenAvond came to UW-Green Bay in January 2010 from an associate dean position with Silver Lake College. A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Illinois State and Loyola (of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D.), he is entirely familiar with lake-effect snow from his previous tenure as a faculty member and director of the psychology program at Michigan Tech University, in Houghton. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a short story online.