UW-Green Bay

Keith White

Keith White

A UWGB Cofrin Arboretum prairie pioneer, White joined the then-new UWGB in 1968 as a founding member of the biology and ecology faculty. He made the first prairie plantings on the bayshore campus in 1973, in an area of former farm fields along South Circle Drive. Five years after he retired in 1989, the University named and dedicated the Keith White Prairie in his honor.

White was widely acclaimed among his colleagues and UW-Green Bay students for his dedicated teaching and mentoring of students. Field trips and an extensive collection of slides based on his research and field work experiences over many years were important elements in White’s teaching repertoire.


B.S. (1950), UW-Madison; M.S. (1958), University of Montana-Missoula; Ph.D. (1962), UW-Madison