Campus mourns passing of former faculty member, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, David Jowett

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David Jowett

Former UW-Green Bay faculty member and acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1987) David Jowett, passed away on April 15, 2018 at his home. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1970, teaching in the College of Environmental Science. Jowett was a faculty member in both Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) and Business Administration.

He taught in the areas of ecosystem analysis, science, computing science and mathematics. His positions during his tenure at UW-Green Bay included acting director of graduate studies and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs. He held governance roles as chairman of the University Committee and Speaker of the Faculty Senate. In these leadership roles he was noted for being an outspoken advocate of the faculty on the issue of salaries. He retired in May of 1999.

Jowett received the 1984 UWGB Founder’s Association Award for Excellence in Institutional Development. He was recognized for overseeing the establishment and growth of the UWGB Computer Center as well as creating the initial curriculum for the Computer Science major. He also contributed to computer planning on the UW System level.

He was also a member of the Founders Association Board of Directors from 1978 to 1986. He and his wife were generous donors of numerous scholarships through the years. Read the full obituary. Services will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Anne’s in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

Crain, Hendrickson ’79 earn ‘Dreamers and Doers’ nominations

Two of the nominees for the 2012 Dreamers and Doers Award have strong connections to UW-Green Bay. Judy Crain is currently a member of the UW Board of Regents and previously served as a trustee on the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Council of Trustees; Betsy Hendrickson (’79 Masters Environmental Arts and Sciences) also served on the Council of Trustees. She and her husband created a professorship in Business and have financially supported many projects on campus, including the Weidner and Kress centers. Crain, Hendrickson and five other nominees — Joanne Angeli, Jenny Geiken Gail McNutt, Elaine Willman and Monica Zindler – will be recognized for their contributions to Brown County’s Development at the annual Dreamers and Doers Award Luncheon Saturday afternoon, March 31 at Heritage Hill State Park, when the award winner will be announced.