Office of the Chancellor


Letter to the Editor which appeared in local newspapers
June 2003

Legislators pulled
together for UWGB

As chancellor of Green Bay's University of Wisconsin, I want to publicly thank state legislators for their commitment to our plans to upgrade the Phoenix Sports Center. This badly needed project will pay great dividends for our students and our NCAA Division I athletics program.
    Assembly Speaker John Gard, Joint Finance Committee co-chair Dean Kaufert and Sen. Dave Hansen displayed tremendous leadership in persuading the committee to commit the state to the sports and events center project. The state commitment will complement support from our students and community donors.
    The actions of these leaders are consistent with what we have found time and again from our region's legislative contingent.
    Sen. Robert Cowles provides key support as a member of the State Building Commission. We know we also can count on Rep. Judy Krawczyk, Rep. Phil Montgomery, Rep. Frank Lasee, Rep. Becky Weber, Rep. Karl Van Roy and Sen. Alan Lasee to do what's right for Northeastern Wisconsin.
    The commitment to the Phoenix Sports Center project is a perfect example of legislators pulling together across geographic and political boundaries.
    Their foresight will benefit our campus and community for years to come.

Bruce Shepard
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay



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