On October 11, 2017, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced a proposal to join the UW College campuses with the university system. The plan calls for the UW Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan college campuses to be connected with UW-Green Bay.  The Board of Regents approved this proposal at their November 9 meeting. UW-Green Bay has begun working with these three campuses to plan and implement the realignment with an effective date of July 1, 2018.

UW System Intentions
  • All UW Colleges campuses will remain open.
  • Programs and curricula will remain consistent until July 1, 2019.
  • Credit will continue to be transferrable.
  • Tuition will remain the same.
  • Resources will be better utilized.
Guiding Principles
As announced in Chancellor Miller’s memo on October 13, 2017, Project Coastal will be guided by several principles:
  • UW-Green Bay will become a four-campus university. The University will operate under a single vision and mission.
  • Innovation will energize our work and the innovation space includes all four campuses.
  • Creating opportunities for student access and success is essential.
  • Faculty and staff welfare and support are essential.
  • During the transition and beyond we will work with:
    • Transparency.
    • High levels of participation.
    • Engagement of shared governance.
  • High levels of community engagement at all locations will be sought.

More Information

UW System has established a useful website that to collect and publish information about the proposed realignment:

Project Coastal Timeline

While details continue to be developed, several significant dates have been identified for the project’s development:

October 11, 2017 UW System president Ray Cross announces UW College Realignment Proposal
October 13, 2017 UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller announces Project Coastal
October 13, 2017 UW-Green Bay Associate Provost appointed Project Leader
November 9, 2017 UW College Realignment Proposal reviewed by the Board of Regents
November 10, 2017 UW System Restructuring Meeting, UW Madison
November 15, 2017 Chancellor Miller and Chancellor Sandeen visit UW Marinette
November 16, 2017 Chancellor Miller and Chancellor Sandeen visit UW Sheboygan and UW Manitowoc
November 20, 2017 Project Coastal Steering Committee start date
November 29, 2017 Project Coastal Open Forum, Christie Theatre (9:00 - 10:00 am)
November 30, 2017 Project Coastal Open Forum, Christie Theatre (2:30 - 3:30 pm)
December 1, 2017 Project Coastal Open Forum, Christie Theatre (10:00 - 11:00 am)
July 1, 2018 UW College Realignment Effective