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The Installation Ceremony of Gary Leon Miller

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2 p.m.

UW-Green Bay seal
“With its tradition of innovation, a deep commitment to access and academic quality and enormous community support, UW-Green Bay is creating models for how to prepare students for citizenship and career success. I am honored to serve as chancellor.”
— Gary Leon Miller


Online R.S.V.P. submissions have closed. If you have questions regarding the Installation or need to communicate attendee status changes, you may contact Paula Marcec in the Chancellor’s Office at or 920-465-2207.


Day Time Event Location
Tues. Nov. 11 11:45-12:45 p.m. Student Social
Celebrate UW-Green Bay, meet Chancellor Gary Miller, Snacks and beverages provided.
Leona Cloud Commons, University Union
Fri. Nov. 14 1:30-2 p.m. Robing Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center
2-3 p.m. Ceremony Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
3-4 p.m. Reception Grand Foyer, Weidner Center

Order of Ceremonies

Pre-Ceremony Music UW-Green Bay Chorale under the direction of Professor Randall Meder
Procession of Delegates UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble conducted by Professor Kevin Collins
Richard Strauss
Arrangement, Roger Barrett
Procession of Platform Party
Welcome Professor Clifford Abbott
Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff
Presentation of Colors Veterans of the Menominee Nation Color Guard
National Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner
Lyrics, Francis Scott Key
Melody, John Stafford Smith
Sung by Prof. Courtney Sherman, Soprano
Arrangement, Luigi Zanninelli
Invocation Earl E. Vorpagel, III
Campus minister, Mauthe Center
Greetings UW System President Raymond W. Cross
UW System Regent President Michael J. Falbo
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt
Alumni Association President Steve Maricque
Call to Service Student Representative Vanya Koepke,
President of the Student Government Association
University Staff Representative Jan Snyder,
Chair of the University Staff Committee
Academic Staff Representative Katrina Hrivnak,
Chair of the Academic Staff Committee
Introduction of the Chancellor Faculty Representative Professor Steven Meyer,
Chair of the University Committee
Investiture of the Chancellor UW System President Raymond W. Cross
Inaugural Address Chancellor Gary Leon Miller
Closing Remarks Louis LeCalsey III
Chair of the Chancellor’s Council of Trustees/UW-Green Bay Foundation
‘Alma Mater’ University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alma Mater
Lyrics, former Prof. Peter Stambler
Melody, Prof. Emeritus Lovell Ives
Sung by Prof. Courtney Sherman, Soprano
Recessional UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble under the direction of Professor Kevin Collins
The Sinfonians —
Clifton Williams
Arrangement Jay Bocook
Reception Weidner Center Grand Foyer
Immediately following the ceremony
All are invited

A sign language interpreter will be present on the platform during the Installation ceremony.


UW-Green Bay welcomes delegates to march in the Processional and Recessional at the Installation ceremony.


Participation as a delegate will involve processing in cap and gown as a large group that will be seated in the first few rows of the theater (not as part of the platform party on stage). The delegate procession will be led by marshals. Delegates will be seated in order of the founding year of the institution they represent and academic rank. Delegate names and the names and founding year of the institutions they represent will be printed in the program. After the the hour-long ceremony is concluded, delegates will process out.

UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff

UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff are invited to process as delegates, representing the institution from which they earned their highest degree. UW-Green Bay employees may order complimentary rental of academic regalia from The Phoenix Bookstore until Friday, October 10.

UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff who choose not to participate in the ceremony as delegates are invited to attend as regular guests in casual dress attire and may seat themselves in general seating behind the delegates.

Robing and Preparation

Delegates will be greeted at the rear entrance of the Weidner Center and will be directed to Fort Howard Hall for robing from 1:30-2 p.m. Delegates are asked to furnish their own academic regalia. Light refreshments will be available in the robing room. Building doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

Additional information will be forthcoming.


UW-Green Bay aerial photo

About UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution with a superb faculty and staff, excellent academic programs, and top-flight facilities. The approximately 6,600 students choose from a broad array of academic programs in business, education, the professions and the arts and sciences. Read more about UW-Green Bay

Gary Leon Miller


Gary Leon Miller assumed his duties as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on August 1, 2014. He brings to his position a commitment to expand community partnerships, foster student learning and champion the power of higher education to change lives.

Read Chancellor Miller's Biography

Past Chancellors


The installation ceremony will highlight traditions and symbols familiar for centuries across American higher education and around the world. Many of these customs originated with the academies of medieval Europe, especially England. Others have been specially adapted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as the nearly 50-year-old institution develops and embraces its own traditions.

University Mace

University Mace

The University Mace is a ceremonial staff signifying authority and will lead the academic procession and be carried to the stage by the University’s most senior faculty member, Prof. Kumar Kangayappan.

More about the University Mace

ceremonial document

Ceremonial Document

During the ceremony, Gary Leon Miller will signify his commitment to the UW-Green Bay mission by adding his signature to the document which is stored as a scroll inside the handle of the University Mace.

More about the Ceremonial Document

University Medallion

University Medallion

UW System President Ray Cross will present the University Medallion, a symbol of office, to Gary Leon Miller, placing it around the Chancellor’s shoulders, as a centerpiece of the Nov. 14 installation.

More about the University Medallion


Lodging Information

A block of rooms is being held until October 23 at Country Inn & Suites, Green Bay.

Country Inn & Suites
850 Kepler Dr.
Green Bay, WI
(920) 288-0101 or 1-800-456-4000

Please request rooms being held for UW-Green Bay. Room rates are $70 + tax (single/double) Fee of one night’s room charge for reservations cancelled after 6 p.m. day of arrival.

For information regarding other area hotels, visit the following websites:

Event Parking Information

Signs will be posted to direct guests from off campus to reserved parking in the Weidner Center lots.

Campus parking permits will not be required the day of the Installation, Friday, November 14, 2014. Tickets for permit violation will not be issued.

Valet parking will be available.

Sign Language Interpreter

A sign language interpreter will be present on the platform during the Installation ceremony.

Maps and Directions

Visit UW-Green Bay's Maps and Directions page for additional maps and driving directions.

Map: Routes to UW-Green Bay

Routes to UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay Campus Map

UW-Green Bay Campus Map


Installation Information

UW-Green Bay Advancement
Phone: 920-465-2074

Chancellor’s Office

Paula Marcec
Assistant to the Chancellor
Phone: 920-465-2207

Media Relations

Christopher Sampson
Director of University Communication
Phone: 920-465-2527