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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

June 11, 2008

UW-Green Bay chancellor search officially begins

GREEN BAY - University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly Wednesday (June 11) officially charged a 21-member search and screen committee with the task of finding UW-Green Bay's fifth chancellor.

"I think it's a very strong group of faculty, staff and community people," Reilly said. "I know they are very committed and enthusiastic about the task at hand. I know the campus is on a very good trajectory and that is known nationally. I have no doubt that we will have some very strong candidates from Wisconsin and from outside of Wisconsin."

Prof. Denise Scheberle will chair the committee, which consists of 10 other faculty members, two academic staff members, a classified staff employee, two students, a UW-Green Bay assistant chancellor, a UW System associate vice president and three community members.

Scheberle, professor and chair of the Public and Environmental Affairs academic unit, has served on the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1992 and received the UW Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2004.

She will lead the group in its quest to find a successor to Chancellor Bruce Shepard, who announced his resignation April 23 after nearly seven years at the helm.

"This search and screen committee is composed of dedicated individuals from the campus and community who share a common goal finding the very best chancellor we can to complement the work done by Chancellor Shepard," Scheberle said. "I am so pleased to have an opportunity to work with this group. The members of this committee are dedicated to finding the very best replacement for Chancellor Shepard, who will leave behind a university well positioned for the future. We look forward to finding someone who will continue moving UW-Green Bay forward in its ongoing mission to educate the next generations of local, state, national and world leaders."

Shepard will become president at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., on Sept. 1. He will replace Karen W. Morse, who is retiring after 15 years of leading the school of approximately 13,000 full-time students.

Interim Chancellor David J. Ward will lead UW-Green Bay starting Monday, June 23, providing a week to work with Shepard before Shepard officially concludes his duties on Monday, June 30.

Ward spent 31 years in the UW System, including six years as senior vice president for academic affairs at UW System Administration. He is currently president of NorthStar Economics, Inc., a Madison-based private economic consulting and research firm he established in 2000.

Ward attended UW Center-Green Bay, the precursor to UW-Green Bay before it was a four-year institution. After completing his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. at UW-Madison, Ward started his career as a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty.

The UW-Green Bay chancellor search will use this summer to gather input from the community and campus about the qualities most desired for a new chancellor. Most meetings will be open to the public to keep the campus and community informed as the process unfolds.

The first meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 27.

The committee will aim for having at least five finalists in November and a preferred candidate forwarded to the UW System Board of Regents soon after for a formal appointment in December.

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

List of UW-Green Bay Chancellors
Edward W. Weidner, 1966-1986
David L. Outcalt, 1986-1993
Mark L. Perkins, 1994-2001
Bruce Shepard, 2001-2008

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