New director of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness is Bojan Ljubenko

Bojan Ljubenko, Ph.D. will be joining UW-Green Bay as the director of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness starting on January 11, 2021. Bojan (the “j” is pronounced like “y”) comes from Moraine Park Technical College having served as the director of Institutional Effectiveness for the past seven years. “We are looking forward to Bojan’s vision and passion for institutional research,” said Provost Kate Burns. “Thanks to Dean Matt Dornbush for chairing this important search, to the search panel members, and to all of those who took part in the interview process.”

UW-Green Bay Green Bay Campus in Fall Colors

Total enrollment is 8,970

UW-Green Bay is reporting 8,970 students enrolled across its four locations for Fall 2020. Gains included a 12-percent increase in Graduate Studies and gains in enrollment at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. The gain marks six straight years of enrollment growth for the University.

How many students attend UW-Green Bay?

An updated factsheet for Fall 2020 is pending approval of a central data report to UW System and will be available soon. According to UW-Green Bay’s Office of Institutional Research Fall 2019 enrollment Fact Sheet (pdf), total enrollment of 8,803 was made up of 8,405 undergraduates (Green Bay Campus 7,586; Manitowoc Campus 237; Marinette Campus 203; and Sheboygan 381) and 396 graduate students. Other facts and figures worth highlighting:

  • 63% of students are women
  • 1,214 students (13.7% percent of total enrollment) are underrepresented minorities. Another 200 (about 2%) are from other minority backgrounds
  • Wisconsin residents are 89.6% of total enrollment; 58.2% are from UW-Green Bay’s 16-county footprint.
  • UWGB enrolled 1,347 new freshmen, 667 new transfer students, 118 new master’s students
  • Average ACT composite for new freshmen was 21

For more facts and figures from UW-Green Bay, see Institutional Strategy & Effectiveness Factbooks.

Also see the November 11, 2020 news release, UW-Green Bay sees highest enrollment gain in the UW System

Kinga Jacobson is UW-Green Bay’s new institutional research analyst

jacobsonKinga Jacobson Ed.D., has joined the Provost’s Office as the new institutional research analyst. Jacobson joins UW-Green Bay from Silver Lake College where she has served as director of institutional effectiveness and research since 2016. Previously, she worked as the director of information technology services in the Gibraltar Area School District and as a technology and faculty development consultant at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Jacobson earned a Master of Science and a Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education from UW-Stout as well as a Master of Science in Information and Library Sciences from UW-Whitewater. “Kinga brings a wide range of experience and expertise that will be an asset to the University, especially in data analysis and institutional research and policy, and she has particular interests in accreditation and assessment,” says Associate Provost Clifton Ganyard. Jacobson’s appointment is effective Feb. 19, 2018. She reports to Ganyard.


IRB and Research Council host webinars on research policies, ethics, more

The UW-Green Bay Institutional Review Board and Research Council are making possible local participation in three distance-education seminars that focus on the IRB process. The first session is this Friday afternoon (Feb. 20). The training originates at UW-Stout with Elizabeth Buchanan, who is that university’s director of applied ethics. All UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are invited to attend. Each of the sessions takes place on a Friday between 2 and 4 p.m. CST, with a UW-Green Bay participation site of MAC Hall 137. For further information, please contact Prof. Illene Cupit, IRB Chair.

The three dates and topics to be covered are:
· Feb. 20 – “IRB Basics” – Membership, procedures, regulations and institutional choices, IRB scope
· March 13 – “Common Challenges of Protocol Review” — Exempt vs. expedited, exemption categories, educational research, SOTL research
· April 3 – “Challenges of Working Online” — Social media, online consent, data security, The Cloud

By the numbers: Headcount enrollments up, FTEs lagging for 2014

Log readers may recall a couple of weeks back when we told you about preliminary figures showing a projected headcount decline of about 7.5 percent, or 500 enrollments, at UW-Green Bay. We told you at the time that the final headcount tally was likely to be much higher, and figures released Monday (Oct. 20) confirm that prediction. Total enrollment for 2014-15 is 6,921, a number that is up 254 from last year and marks a new headcount enrollment record for the University. This jump is due in large part to the UW System’s Course Options program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn concurrent college credit by taking certain approved courses. The picture, however, isn’t quite so positive when it comes to full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments, a figure that holds more relevance in terms of an institution’s budget and planning. This fall’s full-time equivalent enrollment is 4,992, down about 1.2 percent from 5,051 a year ago, according to UW-Green Bay’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. You can view the enrollment report and access other info, here:

New ‘UW-Green Bay at a Glance’ for linking, bookmarking

It’s described as information at UWGB that everyone at UWGB should know about. The basic institutional fact sheet produced by Debbie Furlong in the Office of Institutional Research has been re-worked for this fall. It contains useful information on enrollment, academics, the student body and more, with links (a small phoenix icon) that take users to Institutional Research tables with more detailed information about the topic/fact of interest. You can download the file or bookmark the URL at or

In the media: Fall headcount up here, down at several System schools

You may have seen the media coverage on UW System enrollment trends ahead of Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting at UW-Stout. And while many of our fellow institutions are seeing declines this fall, UW-Green Bay’s numbers are up in terms of preliminary student headcount, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Our preliminary fall headcount is 6,698, up from 6,598 a year ago and 6,579 in 2010. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story outlines the enrollment challenges many System schools are facing, including changing demographics and competition from for-profit schools. You can read the analysis — and check out more facts and figures on UW-Green Bay’s fall class — by clicking the links below:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Institutional Research – factsheets

Furlong featured in Post-Crescent story on grad gender gap

The Post-Crescent of Appleton on Tuesday (Dec. 20) ran a story examining what’s often termed the “gender gap” in higher education graduation rates. The story notes that graduation rates across the UW System are consistently higher for women, with 62 percent of women who entered the System in 2004 having graduated by 2010, compared with 58 percent of their male counterparts. Our own Debbie Furlong provided some context for the numbers here — in 2011, UW-Green Bay graduated 837 women, which is more than double the number of men. Women slightly outpaced men in terms of graduation rate (the University’s student body is about 2/3 female), but factors such as program array and a safe campus mean women are more likely to stay and graduate. Full story.