Vice chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs position open to applicants

The position of vice chancellor for university inclusivity and student affairs is now open for candidates. The position was previously held by Eric Arneson, now vice president for student affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia. Applications and nominations for the position will begin to be reviewed on March 31, 2020. To apply for this position, please visit https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/vice-chancellor-for-university-inclusivity-and-student-affairs/, click apply, complete the brief application process and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

The Position
The vice chancellor serves as both the head of university inclusivity and as the senior student affairs officer and reports directly to the chancellor. As a member of the chancellor’s cabinet, this position will provide leadership in developing collaborative, intentional strategies to support an institutional commitment to diversity, inclusion and educational opportunity at all levels. The vice chancellor will provide strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive student affairs portfolio including the dean of students office, residence life, the student life office, counseling and health services, university recreation, multi-ethnic student affairs, the Pride Center and the university union.

The vice chancellor manages a comprehensive institutional approach to enhanced learning outside of the classroom, providing vision, coordination and a collaborative style in leading change. This position is responsible for supporting the success of all students by leading university initiatives to create and sustain an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes and advocates for diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the UW-Green Bay community (including the four campus locations). Through strategic policy development, practice, advocacy and mentoring, the vice chancellor will champion institutional efforts to support recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This position also oversees strategic planning driven by research analysis, data management and student input. The vice chancellor will be responsible for personnel supervision and evaluation, budget planning and oversight, assessment, service excellence and crisis management. The position oversees an overall budget of $13.9 million and provides leadership to over 75 staff.

Qualifications
A master’s degree in a related field and five years of increasingly responsible management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs and/or diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities is required. A terminal degree and ten or more years of related university experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will also possess a demonstrated commitment and experience working on campus climate issues, including equity, diversity and inclusivity within a higher education environment; proven management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities; progressive leadership experience that includes personnel management, budget planning, outcomes assessments, events/programming, and strategic planning; experience with collaborative programs and initiatives; excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in working within a diverse community; and the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team environment on collaborative efforts. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a demonstrated innovative, strategic, and resourceful leader who builds a positive relationship with students, builds consensus among constituents, and is an agent for organizational change.

UW–Green Bay: Working to meet the needs of the community and students | WFRV

Provost and Vice Chancellor Michael Alexander stopped in with WFRV to discuss the benefits of attending UW-Green Bay. He mentions new four-year programs at the satellite campuses, responding to community needs, and even makes a plug for the upcoming Weidner Philharmonic performance of Casablanca. More via University of Wisconsin–Green Bay: Working to meet the needs of the community and students | WFRV. 

See media coverage on incoming Provost Michael Alexander

UW-Green Bay has named Michael Alexander as the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Alexander previously served as the director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Read more from Fox 11 and Insight on Business.

Mental health presentation set for Tuesday (May 7)

A mental health presentation presented by Eric Arneson, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus climate, and Lissa Balison, senior counselor, will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Come and share in the mental health presentation that was presented to the Board of Regents earlier this semester. Mental health data and trends that impact UW-Green Bay, the UW System and the nation will be discussed. This will be a presentation and open discussion exploring the impact on students and our ability to serve them.

Search begins for Advancement/Foundation position

Monday, Aug 31, is the priority deadline for applications to become the University’s Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, which carries dual appointment as President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. The search and screen committee is co-chaired by Sheryl Van Gruensven, interim vice chancellor for business and finance, and Tim Weyenberg, the Cofrin School of Business executive in residence. The committee is seeking candidates to succeed Jeanne Stangel, who left the University in July. For the full posting, see HR online.

Last chance for final digs… er, best wishes… on Franz retirement

Stop in at the Office of Business and Finance yet this afternoon (Thursday) and you’ll find two things: 1) Kelly Franz, the retiring vice chancellor, is taking the afternoon off, presumably to rest up for a final, grueling day of work Friday; and 2) those display boards inviting your humorous and/or heartfelt comments relating to historic photos of Kelly down through the years are out and available in the conference room if you haven’t yet signed them. Stop in any time today or Friday. (P.S. — One of Kelly’s office mates observes that Vice Chancellor Franz, at his farewell gathering Tuesday at Shorewood, was presented with a framed, official state commendation on three decades of service as issued by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker… and the governor’s sharp drop in at least one key presidential poll in the days since is probably just coincidence. Yes, coincidence.)

Clif Ganyard is new Associate Provost

post-ganyardUW-Green Bay Prof. Clifton Ganyard has been named the University’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. He assumed his new duties Aug. 10.

Ganyard, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and most recently chair of the History program, was selected following an internal search. He succeeds former Associate Provost Gregory Davis, who was promoted to interim provost and vice chancellor in May.

In his new administrative role Ganyard reports to Davis and is responsible for helping coordinate activities that promote an enriching academic experience for students, and for providing leadership for programs that support student learning and instruction.

The Associate Provost plays a role in oversight of academic program review implementation, curriculum development and data analytics; assessment and testing services; institutional accreditation; institutional research; inter-institutional academic agreements; international education programs; and commencement.

Ganyard was the 2014 recipient of a prestigious UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1997 and has taught more than two dozen different courses for Humanistic Studies, History and Global Studies. His areas of specialization include modern European, German and Japanese history and culture, Western civilization and European intellectual history.

Ganyard has numerous publications to his credit, including “Artur Mahraun and the Young German Order: An Alternative to National Socialism in Weimar Political Culture” (2008), as well as a number of scholarly reviews. Ganyard’s many awards in addition to the Regents award include UW-Green Bay Research Scholar, Grants in Aid of Research, Teaching Enhancement and Teaching Fellow honors, as well as UW System and Beloit Center for Language Studies grants, among others. In 2010, Ganyard earned the UW-Green Bay Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Ganyard earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kelly Franz reception is next Tuesday

Already distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: The retirement reception for Kelly Franz, the departing vice chancellor for business and finance, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 11) at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Food and refreshments will be served. (We’re hearing a lot of chatter about chicken wings, FWIW.)