Getting to Know UW-Green Bay Conversations with Chancellor Shepard:
Power Plant
January 16, 2002

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With downturn in economy, what’s being considered for UW-Green Bay?

The Chancellor responded that that’s up in the air.  The thinking in Madison is that universities contribute to the success of the State.  Trial balloons story.  Asked people to be patient.

Is a freeze in effect?

The Chancellor all State agencies had a freeze except higher education.  Instead of a freeze, they gave us a budget hit ­ a give back of roughly $200,000.

Public Safety phones are transferred to the Power Plant at 11 p.m.  We’re concerned with the state of affairs today ­ of being responsible to parents and the community at large.  Several of our phones are near equipment and many times its very difficult to hear on the phone.  We might have our own emergency to handle.  It saves Public Safety dollars because they don’t have to man their office.  RAs are on duty 24 hours. 

Vice Chancellor Maki responded that Public Safety is working with Brown County to be part of the County 911 response calls.  However, Power Plant would still get the 2300-type calls.

The Information Center is open until 11 p.m. and Public Safety is open until 11 p.m.  If they’d split shifts, they’d have 24-hour coverage.

We’re concerned about having inadequate information for handling emergencies.  We’re given daytime phone numbers, not evening numbers.  We have to explain policies and we don’t know what the policies are or why they are the way they are.

We have a good crew.  They all seem happy.  It starts at the top.

The Chancellor said that their good morale is obvious.

If we’re informed of changes (i.e. with the LS remodel and the use of outside air and the number of air exchanges) we can help in working to save the university money. 

Are you prepared to lock horns in Madison on our behalf?

The Chancellor replied yes, that he enjoys locking horns.  He enjoys political strategic thinking.  I’ve spent time in Madison already, having met about 20 legislators to date.

The group thanked the Chancellor for meeting with them. 


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