Next chancellor candidate open forum is tomorrow, Feb. 27

Mark L. Biermann
Mark L. Biermann

Mark L. Biermann, Valparaiso University provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, is the second chancellor candidate scheduled to be on campus. The open forum will be held tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 27) in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  View Biermann’s CV (pdf).

Video Streaming is available for those unable to attend in person. Attendees may submit questions remotely to chancellor@uwgb.edu.

This session offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to interact directly with the candidate. All are highly encouraged to participate in this important step in the selection process for the University’s seventh chancellor, including the opportunity to offer feedback on each candidate.

For more information, visit the Chancellor Search page.

UW-Green Bay adds livestream opportunity to ‘meet’ the chancellor candidates

Interviews begin this week for the four finalists hoping to become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The open forums for each candidate will be live-streamed and links can be accessed through the Chancellor Search webpage. Teresa M. Flannery is the first candidate, and will be visiting the Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The public forum with Flannery begins at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the campus community are invited to submit questions remotely to chancellor@uwgb.edu and offer feedback on each candidate. More here.

UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists include UW-Green Bay provost | greenbaypressgazette.com

A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provost is among four finalists in the search for the school’s new chancellor, the UW system announced this week. Vying for the job are Michael Alexander, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Green Bay; Mark Biermann, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Indiana’s Valparaiso University; Teresa Flannery, a policy fellow for the Center for University Excellence at American University in Washington, D.C.; and Lori Vermeulen, former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stockton University in New Jersey. The person hired would be the university’s seventh chancellor and replace Gary Miller, who left last year to take a position as president of the University of Akron. Miller was credited with helping the campus navigate funding challenges and diversifying the student body, faculty and staff. Source: UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists include UW-Green Bay provost | greenbaypressgazette.com

UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists named

MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, a four-campus university with locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan.

A 12-member Search and Screen Committee, led by Regent Robert Atwell and Professor of Biology Michael Draney, recommended a list of finalists. The Special Regent Committee determined that the following finalists will continue in the selection process.

The finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:

In late February and early March, the four candidates will participate in separate public forums, offering opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact directly with them.

President Cross and the Special Regent Committee will interview finalists March 26. The Special Regent Committee includes Regents Robert Atwell, Scott Beightol, Becky Levzow, and Karen Walsh. They will recommend one candidate to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.

The person selected through this process will be UW-Green Bay’s seventh chancellor.

For more information about the four candidates, the public conversations, and the search process, see the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search website. For more information about UW-Green Bay, see uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About the UW System

The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

Media Contact:

Mark Pitsch, UW System
mpitsch@uwsa.edu
universityrelations@uwsa.edu
608-265-3419

Janet Bonkowski, UW-Green Bay
bonkowsj@uwgb.edu
920-465-2527

Call for chancellor nominations

The Chancellor Search & Screen Committee encourages faculty and staff to submit nominations for UW-Green Bay’s next chancellor. The search is being supported by WittKieffer, a leading executive search firm with a strong focus on higher education. Nominations and recommendations can be submitted to WittKieffer and to the Search and Screen Committee by email to UWGBChancellor@wittkieffer.com.

Please include the institution or organization where the nominee is employed. Contact information and comments are helpful, but not required. WittKieffer will follow up promptly on all nominations with the hope that these prospects will show interest and ultimately apply. Complete applications received by December 13, 2019 are assured full consideration.

The finalized leadership profile that outlines the qualifications and qualities expected in the successful candidate—as well as the opportunities presented to this leader—can be accessed through this link.

Reminder: Listening sessions are Wednesday, Oct. 2 for chancellor search; Skype links listed

As the search committee begins the work of identifying a new chancellor for UW-Green Bay, you are invited to attend one or more of the listening sessions to be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The listening sessions will be administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell, and vice-chair of the committee, UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney. All employees will have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. All sessions are open to the public. Feedback to the committee is welcome at this survey.

To Skype sessions 1-3 use this link.

Session 1:  Faculty and staff focus
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 2:  Student focus
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 3:  Faculty and staff focus
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

Skype into session 4, here.

These sessions provide an opportunity for members of the campuses and larger communities to offer thoughts and feedback as to the direction for the University’s next leader. Although forums are directed at particular stakeholder groups, all are open and all are welcome to attend any of the sessions. A Skype link is provided for those who cannot attend in person and the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via this survey.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Listening sessions for chancellor search are Wednesday, Oct. 2

As the search committee begins the work of identifying a new chancellor for UW-Green Bay, you are invited to attend one or more of the listening sessions to be held on campus next week Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The listening sessions will be administered by the chair of the search and screen committee, Regent Robert Atwell, and vice-chair of the committee, UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney. All employees will have an opportunity to watch/listen via Skype. More details and links to follow on Monday. All sessions are open to the public. Session times:

Session 1:  Faculty and staff focus
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 2:  Student focus
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103), Green Bay Campus

Session 3:  Faculty and staff focus
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103, Green Bay Campus

Session 4:  Faculty, staff and student focus
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Wombat Room (2114), Sheboygan Campus

All four sessions will be skyped to all four campuses.

These sessions provide an opportunity for members of the campuses and larger communities to offer thoughts and feedback as to the direction for the University’s next leader. Please note forum dates and times. Although forums are directed at particular stakeholder groups, all are open and all are welcome to attend any of the sessions. A Skype link will be available for those who cannot attend in person and we anticipate that the committee will take feedback from those who may not be able to attend via e-mail or survey. Those specific details will be announced on Monday via campus communications.

The search for a new UW-Green Bay chancellor began with the announcement by the UW System on the finalization of the search committee, Sept. 13, 2019. Please see the Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process for more information on the search committee selection process.

Search and Screen Committee named for chancellor search

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen have finalized a 13-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The information was released Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2019 in a press release.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee as voting members are:

  • Chair: Robert Atwell, Regent
  • Vice Chair: Michael Draney, Professor of Biology, UW-Green Bay (faculty)
  • Scott Beightol, Regent
  • Zoe Betancourt (student)
  • Craig Dickman, Managing Director, Titletown Tech (community/alumni member)
  • Sgt. Cindy Estrup, Emergency Manager and Special Project Sergeant, UW-Green Bay PoliceDepartment (staff)
  • Jenell Holstead, Associate Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology and Chair ofPsychology (faculty)
  • Becky Levzow, Regent
  • Karen Walsh, Regent
  • Gerald Whitburn, RegentServing as non-voting members are:
  • Dana Atwood, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay, SheboyganCampus
  • Daniel Kallgren, Associate Professor of History, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus
  • Berel Lutsky, Professor of Art, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc CampusThe committee will consider candidates to replace Chancellor Gary L. Miller, who announced he will step down. Sheryl L. Van Gruensven, vice chancellor for Business and Finance, has agreed to serve as interim chancellor effective Sept. 30, 2019. UW-Green Bay serves more than 8,000 students.

Media statements regarding the announcement of interim chancellor at UW-Green Bay

Sheryl Van Gruensven
Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven

Green Bay, Wis.—Earlier today, UW System President Ray Cross named Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as the interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay. Van Gruensven is UW-Green Bay’s current vice chancellor for business and finance and has served in numerous roles at UW-Green Bay. Van Gruensven will replace Gary L. Miller, effective Sept. 30, 2019, who is stepping down to become president of the University of Akron.

Statements to the media regarding the appointment:

From Chancellor Gary L. Miller:

“I am extremely pleased and excited by President Cross’ decision to appoint Sheryl as interim chancellor of the University. She has played a major part in every aspect of the transformation we have undertaken at Green Bay over the past five years. Sheryl is responsible for developing the strategy to put us into a stable financial position after years of enrollment declines. She was fully involved in the development of our engineering proposals, the new mission and the expansion of our academic portfolio. Her work at the System level is highly respected and her opinion sought. She is the right person to lead the university during this period of transition.”

From Sheryl Van Gruensven:

“It is an honor to be named as the interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” said Sheryl Van Gruensven. “I thank Chancellor Miller for his leadership in transforming the University over the last five years, and for leadership from faculty, staff and students as we move this exceptional University forward. Through close collaboration with faculty, staff and students, we will continue to carry out the mission and vision which have led to four consecutive years of enrollment growth, increased academic offerings and an improved and sound financial footing.

I commit to work collaboratively with the UW Board of Regents, President Cross, the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees, our newly expanded region in Northeast Wisconsin and the University community to offer any assistance needed for finding the next permanent chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.”

Van Gruensven will be available for interview/comments from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, August 29, 2019. Please make arrangements via Director of Media Relations, Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu or 920-465-5502.


Press Release from the UW System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2019

Cross names Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as the interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay. Van Gruensven is the institution’s vice chancellor for business and finance and has served in numerous roles at UW-Green Bay.

“Sheryl is a well-regarded administrator and budget and finance specialist,” Cross said. “She has my full confidence to lead UW-Green Bay in the coming months.”

Prior to being named vice chancellor for business and finance in 2016, Van Gruensven had served in that role as an interim. She was UW-Green Bay’s director of human resources starting in 2005. She joined the institution in 2004.

The vice chancellor for business and finance is the institution’s lead administrator for budgeting, accounting, and fiscal control. The position oversees about 175 employees and a range of business operations and services, including budget, information technology, buildings and grounds, facilities planning, financial services, purchasing, risk management, human resources, and university police.

Van Gruensven has led UW-Green Bay’s efforts to create a new incentive-based budget model, eliminate a $3-million structural deficit while investing in key areas that have resulted in a fourth straight year of enrollment growth, and incorporate a new budgeting system and new services at the two-year campuses. Van Gruensven will replace Gary L. Miller effective Oct. 1. Miller is stepping down to become president of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

The membership of the Search and Screen Committee and the Special Regent Committee will be named soon.

Van Gruensven, who will not be a candidate for the permanent position, is well-regarded in the Green Bay community, on campus, and among the institution’s Council of Trustees. She is co-founder and co-leader of the Women’s Leadership group at UW-Green Bay and a board member of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council.

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The University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.