Betty Rambur, the fourth of four candidates to visit campus as UW-Green Bay seeks a new chancellor, spoke to a near-capacity audience of more than 100 faculty, staff, students and community members this morning (Friday, Dec. 12) in the 1965 Room of the University Union.
Rambur is dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.
She responded to audience questions for most of the hour-long session. In her brief opening statement she said she appreciated the warm Green Bay welcome and the familiar winter weather (December’s cold blue skies and snow-covered landscape being reminiscent of her native North Dakota).
Rambur said she expects regional comprehensive institutions, such as UW-Green Bay, to be transformational forces in the years ahead. She told her audience that UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary orientation, historic commitment to environmentalism, and “can-do” approach to facing challenges are significant strengths.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Denise Scheberle reminded those attending the forum they are invited to share observations about each session and candidate at http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellorsearch/.
Each of the four candidates will meet with UW System President Kevin Reilly and a committee of the Board of Regents next week. A decision on UW-Green Bay’s fifth chancellor is expected shortly after those meetings.