Director of Admissions open forums are next week, please participate

You are invited to participate in the open forums for the next director of Admissions for UW-Green Bay.

Andrew Wright—Monday, April 6, 2020 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Cynthia Stong—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.

John McGreal—Friday, April 10, 2020 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

These interviews will be virtual via blackboard, so you will need to be invited to participate via outlook appointment. Interested in attending? Simply email Jen Jones jonesj@uwgb.edu  with the dates you would like to attend.

Reminder: Encourage students to call GBOSS with fiscal emergencies 

UW-Green Bay is doing it all it can to support students who are experiencing financial hardships. Please urge students to stay in their spring classes and to register for classes in the summer and fall. If you are aware of students who have a sudden financial situation due to the Coronavirus, please have them email GBOSS@uwgb.edu. We will reach out to everyone as soon as possible to see if we can help.

 

UW System to launch new EApp electronic application

New EApp will reduce fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time applicants to apply to any UW System university

MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today (April 1, 2020) the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend a UW System university.

The new EApp will provide reduced application fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time undergraduate applicants to apply to more than one UW System school using a single application. The UW System Board of Regents will vote Thursday on adopting the new application.

“As I traveled the state, visiting our campuses and meeting students as part of our All In Wisconsin tour, one consistent piece of advice I heard was to simplify admissions, particularly the application process,” UW System President Ray Cross said. “We have taken that advice, and I am excited to see the results this fall and going forward.”

Cross said the new EApp was under development prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is even more critical now for families and students to have an easy, low-cost application.

Beginning August 1, 2020, all prospective students—including new freshmen, transfer students, international students, and non-traditional students—will be able to use the EApp to apply to any university in the UW System.

Under the new EApp, students will pay $25 to apply to each university except UW-Madison. That’s a reduction from the current cost of $50 for all universities except UW-Madison, which has a $60 application fee it will retain.

As part of the new application process, students who are transferring internally within the UW System will not need to write an application essay for admission and will not be charged an application fee as long as they transfer within one semester of leaving a UW System university and did not attend a university outside of the UW System in between.

Cross said the redesigned EApp will also be simpler for students, which means they will be more likely to complete the application once they start. The EApp will also include a simplified waiver process for students who can’t afford the application fee.

“As Regents, we are always looking for ways to expand access opportunities,” Regent President Andrew S. Petersen said. “We believe this new EApp will provide a better experience for anyone looking to attend a UW System university.”

Released by the UW System, April 1, 2020

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Jennifer Jones named new assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services

Jennifer Jones has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services for UW-Green Bay. Jones has experience at UW-Green Bay as its director of admissions and the interim assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services from Dec. 2017 to June 2019. Her responsibilities as the assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services includes recruiting, retaining, and graduating outstanding students. Jones is a ’99 graduate of UW-Green Bay, (Public Administration). She earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from UW-Oshkosh in 2005.

Jennifer Jones promoted to executive director of Admissions

Jennifer Jones has been promoted to executive director of Admissions. “Jennifer Jones has done heroic work for the last 18 months by serving as the interim assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, while still maintaining her role as director of Admissions,” according to Provost Michael Alexander. “During her time in these roles, enrollment has increased and her energy, skill and dedication to the mission of UW-Green Bay has been a driving force in our growth. Jen will work directly with Stephen McKellips, the newly appointed assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services, in continuing to modernize enrollment services practices to help attract and retain a vibrant student population.”

McKellips is new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services

Stephen McKellips has agreed to be the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services. McKellips has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Memphis and is currently the senior director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. McKellips has experience working in the Wisconsin System prior to his time in North Carolina and brings a wealth of experience in building admissions and retention systems that will help UW-Green Bay achieve its access mission.  McKellips first day will be on Jan. 21, 2020. Please welcome him to UW-Green Bay.

Finalist interviews are Nov. 11-14 for assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services

The final candidates in the search for an assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss the “the future of enrollment services at regional comprehensive universities” in an open forum for the campus community. Please consider attending.

Open Forum Schedule:

Date Candidate Time Location
Monday, Nov. 11 Travis Durepo CV (pdf) 10:15 – 11 a.m. UU-103 / Alumni Room
Wednesday, Nov. 13 Stephen McKellips CV (pdf) 11 – 11:45 a.m. Christie Theatre
Thursday, Nov. 14 Jennifer Jones CV (pdf) 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Christie Theatre
Friday, Nov 15 Amber Michaels Schmitt CV (pdf) 10:15 – 11 a.m. Christie Theatre

Enrollment staff members enjoy the ‘Great Project Coastal Bus Tour 2019’

New Enrollment Services staff members posed for a photo on the lakeshore at the Manitowoc Campus before they toured the Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses on August 19, 2019. The two-day tour included stops in Marinette and Green Bay on July 22.

Photo submitted by Rachele Bakic, CEO, Manitowoc

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to host Campus Preview Day on Wednesday, Mar. 6

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will hold a Campus Preview Day on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

During the Campus Preview Day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and current students, learn more about the campus through a campus tour, find out more the affordable tuition and the opportunities for financial aid, explore student life and attend a college class.

Please register for this opportunity to enjoy a full campus tour and a chance to meet current students. On-campus parking is available and the campus is barrier free. For any questions in regards to applying, classes, campus life, housing and much more, please contact the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Admissions Advisors by email at marinette@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2111.

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 nearly 8,000 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, 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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CATL to offer two events starting this Friday (Sept. 21)

The UW-Green Bay Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) has two events supporting instructional and institutional development coming up:

— High-impact Practices @ 10 Reading Series: Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 from Noon to 1 p.m. Learn more.

— Course Crunch: Scheduling for Student Success: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 1965 room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event is sponsored by CATL and Enrollment Services (Registrar, GBOSS and Advising). Learn more.