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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, 2006.
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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When we started this four years ago, people would look at me and ask: don’t you know about the state’s fiscal condition? What have you been smoking?

My answer was simple: It is precisely during troubled times that we must clearly see where we need to end up if we are to be in a leading position as things turn around.

Our region has a fairly narrow window in which we must succeed. Indeed, if we do not use troubled times to plan the turn around, that turnaround just might not happen.

A turnaround, then, is not something we should be waiting to have happen; we share responsibility to make it happen.
And, the best quote I have ever encountered on planning. In planning, do the research, worry the details, make sure the strategic objectives are clear and known to every person. A changing environment will lead to the irrelevance of particular tactical plans. But, “so what” if the planning has been thorough and strategic: if, come D-Day, fearless, innovative, creative, opportunistic “troops” are fully committed to, fully equipped to, and fully enabled to pursue clear and clearly understood strategic objectives.

 
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