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Last update: 6/5/08

[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

June 5, 2008

UW-Green Bay chancellor search committee named

MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly approved a 21-member search and screen committee to help identify the next chancellor for UW-Green Bay.

After serving at his post since 2001, Chancellor Bruce Shepard announced last month that he will step down at the end of June to become the next president of Western Washington University.

"UW-Green Bay has achieved considerable momentum under Chancellor Shepard's leadership, including a plan to increase enrollment in the near future with an eye to the state's workforce needs and economic priorities," Reilly said. "The next leader must be steadfast in the campus commitment to ambitious pre-college outreach and strong community partnerships."

Reilly appointed 11 faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and two student representatives to the committee. They are joined by one UW System administrator, one campus assistant chancellor, and three community representatives.

The committee will be chaired by Denise Scheberle, professor and chair of the Public and Environmental Affairs academic unit. She has served on the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1992 and received the UW Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2004.

The UW System has concluded three simultaneous chancellor searches, recently naming candidates for the top positions at UW-Madison, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater. UW-River Falls is also conducting a search for a new chancellor.

Members of the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee are as follows:

Denise Scheberle (chair) - Professor and Chair of Public and Environmental Affairs
Lucy Arendt - Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Derryl Block - Professor and Chair of Nursing
Rosemary Christensen - Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies
Jeff Entwistle - Professor of Arts and Visual Design
Bob Howe - Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Sciences
Ray Hutchison - Professor and Chair of Urban and Regional Studies
Tim Kaufman - Associate Professor and Chair of Education
Judy Martin - Professor of Social Work
Kim Nielsen - Professor of Social Change and Development
Marilyn Sagrillo - Associate Professor and Chair of Business Administration

Academic Staff:
Jen Pfundtner - Assistant Director, Admissions
Paula Ganyard - University Webmaster

Classified Staff:
Elizabeth DeLaGarza Hessler - University Services Program Associate

Ricky Staley - Junior from Grafton, political science and English major, President of Student Government Association
Jamie Stephenson - Junior from Beaver Dam, business administration major, Student Ambassador

David Miller - Associate Vice President, UW System
Steve Swan - Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement

Paul Jadin - President of Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Celestine Jeffreys - Green Bay City Council Member
Virginia Riopelle - Vice Chair of UW-Green Bay Chancellor's Council of Trustees

Following an intensive search and screening process, the committee is expected to recommend five candidates as finalists for consideration by Reilly and a special Board of Regents committee chaired by Regent Judy Crain of Green Bay. Other Regents on the committee include Mary Quinnette Cuene, Michael Falbo, Eileen Connolly-Keesler and Betty Womack.

Of the search committee members, Pfundtner and Prof. Arendt are UW-Green Bay graduates and Riopelle received a teaching certificate from UW-Green Bay. Regents Quinnette Cuene and Connolly-Keesler, on the special Regents committee, are also UW-Green Bay alumni, and Falbo received a UW-Green Bay teaching certificate.

The campus search committee will convene for the first time at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus. At that meeting Crain and Reilly will officially charge the committee with its mission and roles, review procedures and launch the search process. The meeting is open to the public.

(NOTE: UW System announced a 20-member search committee Wednesday afternoon. Celestine Jeffreys was added to the committee subsequent to that news release.)

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