Mark King

Betsy Hendrickson

Civic leader, philanthropist
Green Bay, WI

Grad Year: 1979
Degree: Master of Environmental Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Rhinelander, WI

She believes in Green Bay, its University

Betsy Hendrickson and her husband, Phil, pursued graduate school and early careers on the East Coast before relocating to Green Bay more than 50 years ago. It was a fortuitous move for the community and its public university.

Phil would help guide Krueger Metal Products to international prominence. Betsy, a former chemist, devoted herself to family, community and campus. She served on Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner's community advisory board, and pursued a UW-Green Bay master’s degree studying human services.

As a University staff member in the early 1980s, Betsy was instrumental in establishing the Extended Degree distance learning program for non-traditional students. She was a founding member of the Chancellor’s Council of Trustees and agreed to serve as honorary chair of UW-Green Bay's capital campaign. She and her husband were early and enthusiastic supporters of the Phuture Phoenix program, the Phoenix Fund and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Mrs. Hendrickson has a long record of service on area boards and committees.