Stephen Fritz has agreed to serve as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs, effective January 2015. “I believe Dr. Fritz’s academic background and extensive leadership experience will be a great asset as we work through our immediate challenges with enrollment, continue our Invent the Future process and move fully into a shared strategic planning process using the UPIC model,” Chancellor Gary L. Miller said Monday in announcing the appointment. (UPIC is the University Planning and Innovation Council.)
Fritz was one of two candidates to interview for the position and visit campus last week. Fritz’s most recent academic appointment was as interim dean of The Honors College at Texas Tech University, from July 2010 through December 2013. He has previous chief executive experience as president of Midland Lutheran College (Neb.), New England College (N.H.) and Hiwassee College (Tenn.). He studied history and international diplomacy and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Miller has said it is his intention that Stephen Fritz will serve for 18 months or more.