Interim Provost Bill Laatsch, one of the University’s longest-serving employees with more than 40 years at UW-Green Bay, gave a heartfelt thanks to faculty, staff, friends and family who came to a retirement gathering on Wednesday, May 20
Laatsch, who was once the senior-most faculty member, agreed to postpone his retirement to become interim provost last year.
He will remain on in that position until the University’s new provost, Dr. Julia E. Wallace, starts on July 27.
Laatsch was grateful for the many friends he worked with over the years, saying the team of employees dedicated to teaching college students was a very special one to him.
Following a standing ovation for a job-well-done and a well-deserved retirement, Laatsch added that he indeed could un-retire, a term thrown around Green Bay a lot the past couple years. But if he does, he’s “going to the Jets.”