UW-Green Bay's 7th Chancellor
May 1, 2020 - Present
Since being named the seventh chancellor of UW-Green Bay in May of 2020, Chancellor Alexander initiated six strategic priorities to support the future of the University: to continually improve student success and retention; provide access and support for all who desire to learn; embrace digital transformation as a way to model the world we live in; enhance the University’s connection with our region; renew and strengthen our commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship; and create a sustainable path forward for Green Bay Athletics and the Weidner Center.
Alexander served as provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs from 2019-2020 and led the expansion of the University’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement efforts to build connections to high school students, increase non-credit offerings, and provide educational services to regional businesses. He also created an Office of Sustainability to improve efficiencies and increase the profile of UW-Green Bay as a campus traditionally engaged with environmental study; and restructured Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research, setting the stage for the University’s growing research efforts.
Michael Alexander came to UW-Green Bay in 2019 having previously served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado since 2015. He was also Director of Orchestras and interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University and conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra from 2004-2015. During his time with the Georgia Symphony, he began the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra program, which engaged more than 400 students from the region each year in music education. Michael Alexander has degrees from the University of Georgia, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Madison.