Past Chancellors

Gary Miller

Gary Miller

August 2014 - September 2019

Gary Leon Miller assumed his duties as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on August 1, 2014. He brought to the position a commitment to expand community partnerships, foster student learning and champion the power of higher education to change lives. After five years at the helm, he departed from UW-Green Bay to assume the role of president at the University of... Read more »

Thomas  Harden

Thomas Harden

June 2009 - July 2014

Chancellor Tom Harden became the fifth chancellor in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 40 year history on June 1, 2009.

In his first three years at UW‑Green Bay he has presided over a surge in enrollment of returning adult students and an increase in the number of students of color — two areas targeted for growth as the institution of approximately 6,600 students... Read more »

Bruce Shepard

Bruce Shepard

November 2001 - June 2008

Shepard was chosen the fourth chancellor of UW-Green Bay in 2001 and served six and one half years before leaving to accept the presidency at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.

At UW-Green Bay:

In his first year on the job, Shepard met with more than 2,000 people community- and campus-wide to gauge local sentiment. Those meetings led to the development of... Read more »

Mark Perkins

Mark Perkins

February 1994 - July 2001

Was chancellor from February 1994 to July 2001, when he left to become president of Towson University in Maryland.

At UW-Green Bay:

Perkins initiated strategic planning with the aim of positioning the University for the 21st century. He provided collaborative leadership in creating the Institute for Learning Partnership, a relationship among schools, unions, and the... Read more »

David  Outcalt

David Outcalt

September 1986 - December 1993

Served as chancellor from September 1986 through 1993, when he resigned the chancellorship and joined the Business Administration faculty full time as a professor. He was named Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson Professor for Business in 1994. He was the first recipient of the named Hendrickson professorship. Outcalt retired in early January 1998, and was awarded the title chancellor... Read more »

Edward  Weidner

Edward Weidner

October 1966 - June 1986

Was named the University’s first chancellor in Oct. 1966, and served in that post until he stepped down in 1986, after which he taught classes and served as director of the University’s Cofrin Arboretum for a time. He officially retired in 1989 and was awarded the title chancellor emeritus. Beginning in 1987, Weidner was instrumental in the fund drive that led to construction of... Read more »