UW-Green Bay Chancellors: 1966 to Present
Chancellors | Interim Chancellors
Thomas K. Harden is the fifth chancellor in the 40-plus years of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The timeline below links to dates, histories and biographies of the institutional leaders who have contributed to the University’s development.
October 1966 - June 1986
Weidner arrived in October 1966 as the new University’s first employee and driving force. He led development of the bayshore campus and its groundbreaking interdisciplinary curriculum, and assembled a national-caliber faculty and staff. His 20 years as chancellor rank among the longest tenures in UW System history.
More about Edward W. Weidner
September 1986 - December 1993
Outcalt was chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, when he accepted the UW-Green Bay position. During his tenure the University experienced growing enrollment demand and upgraded facilities including six new residence halls, expansion of the student union, and construction of the $18-million Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
More about David L. Outcalt
February 1994 - July 2001
Perkins led creation of the Institute for Learning Partnership, a local consortium of schools and educators that led to a new master’s degree program in education. During his tenure the University secured funding for the new $20-million Mary Ann Cofrin Hall classroom building and the $17-million makeover of the Laboratory Sciences Building.
More about Mark L. Perkins
November 2001 - June 2008
Shepard emphasized community connections. He led development of Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda for UW-Green Bay, an ambitious plan to grow the University's enrollment to 7,500 students to better serve the region. Private financial support flourished with the $25-million Campaign for UW-Green Bay. Regional partnerships, credit-transfer agreements and the Phuture Phoenix program advanced the “connecting” theme.
More about Bruce Shepard