Charles Rybak named interim Dean at UW-Green Bay

Rybak replaces longtime UW-Green Bay faculty member Scott Furlong as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis announced the appointment on June 19, 2017 of Charles (Chuck) A. Rybak as interim Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Rybak will begin his duties July 5, 2017.

Rybak will provide leadership in the areas of visual and performing arts, humanities, communication, computer and information sciences and social sciences. As dean, he is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and constituent relations in promoting UW-Green Bay and the College. He will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of interdisciplinary and disciplinary programs in the College as well as the University’s general education program.

“Chuck is well known and respected both on campus and in the community,” says Davis. “He has demonstrated a commitment to undergraduate education, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and scholarship, as well as shared governance, significantly advancing the University’s mission.”

Rybak has been a member of the UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies and English faculty since he joined the University in 2010 as an assistant professor. He advanced to the rank of associate professor in 2013, and was promoted to full professor in 2017. From 2003-2010, Rybak was a member of the UW-Colleges’ English department as well as UW-Colleges Online. Additionally, he has several years of experience as a high school English teacher.

He received his Ph. D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in English from Iowa State University and bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rybak replaces Dean Scott Furlong who will leave the institution to become Provost at SUNY-Oswego (New York), after a 24-year career at UW-Green Bay.

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