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Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard presented "Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda"
to the UW System Board of Regents Business, Finance, and Audit Committee on Thursday, April 6.
The board held its April 2006 meetings on the UW-Green Bay campus.



Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda

What the Growth Agenda Means for UWGB

What is driving the Agenda?

The Growth Agenda...Why Now?

UW-Green Bay Today

It's About Our Region's Future

A Region in Economic Transition

Northeastern Wisconsin: A Rising Economic Star for Wisconsin

Region in Demographic Transition

Diversity Plan 2008
Phuture Phoenix

Looking Even Deeper: Who succeeds at UWGB?

UWGB...A University in Demand

Connecting Learning to Life..."A Unique Education"

What is Happening at UWGB?

How will UWGB Grow?

Public Higher Education,
Private Higher Education,
K-12, Private Sector

Why Talk Growth Now?

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Our proposal is built, I hope you are noting, upon years of listening. But, also, upon years of research as we try to understand strengths, weaknesses, and strategic opportunities.

Here is but one small illustration. We have done a lot of basic research in order to understand how minority and non-minority students are doing upon entering UWGB and the factors that might provide insights into their and our performance.

Graphed, you see first-term UWGB GPAs by minority status and school district of origin. Here, we find something we think very important and a strategic advantage for our campus. As has now been confirmed in a recent extensive national study, it is the nature of the school district of origin and not minority/majority status that explains college success.

Most of our students already come from our area, of course, and that will only increase as the Phuture Phoenix pipeline flows. What we find in this graph is that our students from Brown county, whether minority or not minority, equally out-perform students from other metropolitan districts. More evidence, we believe, of the high return that would result from a strategic investment in UWGB.

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