Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor – StarTribune.com

The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s new chancellor. Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He’ll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio. Alexander will start in his new position on May 1. He’ll make $250,000 a year.

Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor | State and Regional | journaltimes.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s new chancellor. Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He’ll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio. Source: Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor | State and Regional | journaltimes.com

Provost Alexander named new UW-Green Bay chancellor | WHBY

An administrator at UW-Green Bay will be the school’s next chancellor.Provost and Vice Chancellor Michael Alexander will start his new job on May 1st. He came to UW-Green Bay in July of last year.Alexander will succeed former Chancellor Gary Miller. Miller left to become the president of the University of Akron.The UW-System’s Board of Regents approved Alexander’s promotion, after a nationwide search. Source: UW-GB Provost Alexander to be new chancellor | WHBY

Dr. Michael Alexander named seventh chancellor of UW-Green Bay

Green Bay, Wis.—Dr. Michael Alexander, provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named the University’s seventh chancellor. Alexander’s appointment was confirmed today, Thursday, April 2, 2020 by the UW System Board of Regents, following the recommendation of a selection committee. He will begin his new role May 1, 2020.

Michael Alexander
Michael Alexander named UW-Green Bay Chancellor

“I am honored and humbled to work for the dedicated and talented students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” Alexander said. “While my position as chancellor may be new at the University, my passion and dedication for the people of this community are stronger than ever and my family is proud to call Green Bay our home. With a growing academic portfolio, deep connections to the community and presence in the region, UW-Green Bay will continue to expand its impact on the population it serves.”

Alexander has served as provost and vice chancellor at UW-Green Bay since July 2019. As the University’s second highest administrative officer and senior academic officer, he oversees programming and leadership of the four academic colleges; the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the UW-Green Bay Libraries, the Office of Admissions, and leads the four UW-Green Bay campuses including those in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. As provost, he consults with the chancellor on all aspects of the University and speaks for the University in the chancellor’s absence.

Since joining the University, Alexander led the expansion of the University’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement efforts to build connections to high school students, increase non-credit offerings, and provide educational services to regional businesses; created academic affairs strategic priorities to drive the university’s strategic mission and vision; initiated new, international relationships with universities in Thailand; created an Office of Sustainability to improve efficiencies and increase the profile of UW-Green Bay as a campus traditionally engaged with environmental study; and restructured Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research, setting the stage for the University’s growing research efforts.

“Anyone who has had the opportunity to work closely with Mike Alexander knows what a tremendous asset he is to UW-Green Bay and our region,” said Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven. “I have been immensely impressed with his vast knowledge of higher education and his vision for the future that aligns with UW-Green Bay’s mission. Mike has exceptional analytical skills and the ability to quickly put into action the necessary steps to move the university forward. He has quickly gained the respect of cabinet members, colleagues in the UW System and, more importantly, faculty and staff campus wide. His comprehensive understanding of university operations, with a relentless focus on student success, make him an ideal leader for UW-Green Bay at this moment in time.”

Prior to his role at UW-Green Bay, Alexander served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He has also served as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Alexander holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from UW-Madison. He earned his master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from UW-Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia. The Grand Island, New York native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004.

“I know the work of the University will increasingly be a driver in the educational, economic, cultural and civic life of Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. Our mission and vision is for a university that fearlessly meets challenges, solves problems, embraces diversity, cares about our region and provides access to education for all who want it honors the innovative spirit of the founders of the University and moves us forward. The potential for the future of this institution is immense. My belief in that future has been reaffirmed daily from the moment I arrived in Green Bay and first set foot on the campus.”

Alexander will be the UW-Green Bay’s seventh chancellor, succeeding Gary L. Miller, who left the University in September 2019 to serve as president at the University of Akron. Miller served as the university’s top administrator since August 2014.

“During Michael’s tenure at Green Bay he has demonstrated keen listening and engagement skills,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “His experience as a conductor has clearly enriched and influenced his ability to lead individual experts and professionals.”

In line with market-based compensation guidelines approved by the Board of Regents, Alexander will earn $250,000 as chancellor.

Alexander will work closely with Interim Chancellor Van Gruensven in the transition leading up his May 1 start date. At that time, Van Gruensven will take on the expanded role of chief business officer and senior vice-chancellor for Institutional Strategy, where she will resume her previous responsibilities while playing a leading role in the University’s strategic direction.

Michael Draney, chair of UW-Green Bay’s Department of Natural & Applied Science and vice chair of the Chancellor Search and Screen Committee, said Alexander is “widely respected and admired by the faculty, staff, and students at UW-Green Bay, and his vision and leadership abilities are real assets to this institution.”

Alexander reflected on the announcement during this unprecedented time in the history of the University and the world: “I am incredibly proud of how our University has reacted to the challenges we currently face,” he shared. “We support one another, build each other up and always uphold our commitment to educating students.  Led by Chancellor Van Gruensven, we have continued to show that we are a resilient and devoted community of teachers, researchers, scholars, artists and students. This community’s courage gives me strength. I am eager to build our future together.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 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.

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Final chancellor forums scheduled for March 3 and 5

Lori Vermeulen, the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stockton University, will be the third chancellor candidate scheduled to visit UW-Green Bay. Vermeulen will be speaking on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. View Vermeulen’s CV (pdf).

Michael Alexander, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for UW-Green Bay, will be the fourth and final chancellor candidate scheduled to interview for the UW-Green Bay chancellor. Alexander will address the campus community on Thursday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. View Alexander’s CV (pdf).

Video Streaming is available to those that are unable to attend the forum. 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 candidates. 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.

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.