UW-Green Bay names Laboratory Sciences
lounge for first vice chancellor
A popular student lounge in the Laboratory Sciences building will bear the name of Robert H. Maier, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's first vice chancellor. The UW-Green Bay community — students, faculty, staff and retirees — gathered at the lounge Thursday, Sept. 28 for the naming ceremony. The Robert H. Maier Student Lounge is on the first floor of the Laboratory Sciences building. Maier, who died in October 2005, was the first staff member hired by founding Chancellor Edward Weidner. Weidner, Maier's wife, Jane, and Chancellor Bruce Shepard spoke at the ceremony.
Jane Maier, left, chats with retired faculty members Elaine and Tom McIntosh prior to the ceremony at the Laboratory Sciences building.
A good crowd, including many retired faculty members, attended the ceremony to remember and honor Robert H. Maier.
UW-Green Bay founding Chancellor Edward Weidner shared stories of the University's early years, including the many trips he and Robert Maier made together from Green Bay to Madison.
Jane Maier announced a donation to the Robert H. Maier student scholarship fund in the name of the UW-Green Bay Office of Marketing and University Communication. Communications director Chris Sampson (center) and the office's staff assisted in the publication of "Crisis of Ivy and Ivory," a critique of American higher education written by Robert Maier.
Chancellor Bruce Shepard unveils a plaque that will be on display in the Robert H. Maier Student Lounge. Assistant Chancellor Steve Swan, Jane Maier and Mark Brunette, director of donor and alumni relations, look on.
Jane Maier and her children, Dan and Pam, pose for a photo by the plaque that will be on display in the lounge.
Teachers and administrators from West De Pere Middle School attended the naming ceremony. Pam Maier teaches at the school.