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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.


 

Introduction

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?

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


Why Talk Growth Now?


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I said the Growth Agenda is compelled by three forces: diversity, the regional agenda, and a university in demand. I conclude by turning to that last factor.

Our special approach to education, Connecting Learning to Life, is very much in demand. As a small campus in a metropolitan area, we have had to close enrollments earlier and earlier. Last year, we closed even before Madison. Tongue firmly in cheek, I regularly tell Rotary audiences and such that, last year, I called my friend Chancellor Wiley and thanked him for keeping Madison open after we closed in order to handle our overflow.

Demand on the admissions side: and on the graduation side. CEO’s regularly invite me to discuss how much they love our graduates and their special UWGB education, how they would like to be able to hire more, and they ask how might they be able to build a bigger pipeline to our graduates.

And, that is the situation today. What about tomorrow? I have, for several years, been telling every legislator, regent, system officer, statewide officeholder, and community leader I speak with that we are about creating a train wreck up here in northeastern Wisconsin. The campus that closes early and is among the smallest is building a large pipeline to our metropolitan region’s multi-colored future.

 
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