Dupuis is choice as director of institutional support

Linda Dupuis, purchasing manager for the city of Green Bay, has been appointed director of institutional support for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Her selection was announced today (Sept. 10) by Tom Maki, vice chancellor for business and finance. She will begin work on campus Monday, Sept. 22, succeeding Mike Barry, who retired.

In her new position at UW-Green Bay, Dupuis will be responsible for overall leadership and direction of all campus procurement functions. She will coordinate, direct and evaluate a wide variety of purchasing activities, the campus procurement card program, printing and duplicating services, shipping and receiving, mail services and surplus property.

Dupuis (pronounced dew-PWEE) had been with the city since 1999 as a purchasing agent and manager. Her responsibilities there included central purchasing for the third largest city in Wisconsin, supervision of the city’s print shop division, oversight of the accounts payable function, sale of surplus equipment and land, supervision of the citywide procurement card program, and oversight of the decentralized receiving system.

The appointment caps a search process that included open campus interviews for Dupuis and two other off-campus candidates. Dupuis holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University, Omaha, Neb. She holds designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO). She served as president of her state professional organization, the Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers, and has been an advocate of streamlined processes, web-based bidding and online services.