The Growth Agenda
Building the Campus
Outreach, Community Service
Lectures, Cultural Enrichment
to the campus, community, and UW System | 2007-2008
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Bruce Shepard, Chancellor
David J. Ward, Interim Chancellor
Period for this report — This summary of institutional highlights for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is for the 2007-08 academic year, and the period July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. Also listed are selected events and activities from fall 2008 that represent a continuation or culmination of major initiatives in progress.
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In 2007-08 the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay solidified its status as a rising, difference-making university for its region and state.
Foremost among the achievements was tangible progress on Northeastern Wisconsin’s Growth Agenda for UW-Green Bay.
In fall 2007 the state appropriated an initial allocation of $1.7 million in new money for the plan’s first phase. The University was thus able to take its first, long-awaited steps toward growing instructional resources.
The momentum for growth strengthened even in the face of significant challenges. The fiscal year ended in June with economic uncertainty and projections of growing budget shortfalls at the state and national levels. Additionally, the success of Chancellor Shepard’s tenure in Green Bay made him a sought-after candidate nationally; he announced in March that he would accept the presidency of Western Washington University. Provost and Vice Chancellor Sue K. Hammersmith announced her departure, as well.
For campus and community, reassurance regarding the core commitment came quickly and forcefully. Both UW System President Kevin Reilly and newly appointed Interim Chancellor David Ward reiterated support. A worsening economy, they said, only amplifies the need for UW-Green Bay to expand its efforts to advance regional quality of life and economic prosperity.
Ward assumed the duties of chancellor at the fiscal year’s end. He noted that growth at UW-Green Bay builds on an impressive foundation. In summary, 2007-08 highlights included:
This Annual Report also includes progress on issues identified as priorities by Chancellor Shepard and University leadership at the year’s outset, including diversity, pre-college programs, a new mission statement, the re-certification of intercollegiate athletics, and more.
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Rev. November 10, 2010