Chancellor Michael Alexander to ask faculty and staff to ‘Dream Bigger, Rise Higher’ at Fall Convocation, Aug. 25

Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay Chancellor
Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay Chancellor

Green Bay Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander will address the University community at Fall Convocation, Wednesday, August 25, at 10 a.m. in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Media is invited to attend the event for B-roll, with interviews following the one-hour event. Media members planning to attend should RSVP to Sue Bodilly,

Fall Convocation is an annual gathering of faculty, staff and administrators from all four UW-Green Bay campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan), typically setting the direction for the new academic year with a keynote by the Chancellor. Masks will be required at this year’s event. There will be a streaming option for those unable to attend in person. Also at Fall Convocation each year is the announcement of faculty members who will be receiving professorships and the presentation of the Founders Awards for Excellence—the University’s highest recognition for faculty and staff, nominated and selected by their peers for excellence in academic support, teaching, scholarship, community outreach and collaborative achievement.

“We have momentum because of the hard work of our four-campus community to put students first, even under difficult circumstances,” said Alexander, as he prepares to address the campus community. “Last year, we asked our campus community to rise together. And we did. We saw enrollment growth for the sixth straight year… We met the growing demands of our community in multiple ways… We provided access to those who express a desire to learn in many different modalities… And we supported our students at one of the most challenging times in our history. This year, I will be asking our faculty, staff, and friends of UW-Green Bay, to Dream Bigger and Rise Higher.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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