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UW-Green Bay Retiree Association
2013/2014 Board


Jim Wiersma
Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences (Chemistry)
During his 30 years at UW-Green Bay, Jim Wiersma taught a variety of courses in chemistry and environmental science, as well as graduate programs and senior seminars. He supervised many graduate students whose thesis focused on surface and ground water concerns. During retirement he served for five years on the Green Bay Water Commission, two years as its president.

Vice President:

Michael Kraft
Professor Emeritus, Public and Environmental Affairs
Mike retired in 2011 after 34 years of teaching in Public and Environmental Affairs in the areas of American politics and government, public policy analysis, environmental policy and politics in the U.S., sustainable communities, politics of nuclear waste disposal, business and environmental policy, and environmental information disclosure. Mike continues his efforts, recently published in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2012).


Pat Przybelski
Pat began her employment at UW-Green Bay in 1970 after graduating from NWTC. She held various campus positions which included work in the Duplicating Center, the Television Production Center, and Arts and Humanities. Pat spent the last fifteen years as the program assistant in the Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff office until retiring in 2009.


Frank Madzarevic
Frank retired this past summer (2011) after more than three decades of services with the Athletics Program, most recently as Facility Planner for the Kress Events Center. He is a proud alum of the University earning his undergraduate degree in 1977 in Regional Analysis.

Members At-Large:

Roger Vanderperren
Roger retired from UW-Green Bay in 1998 after 40 years of service. The first half of his tenure he was the audio supervisor for the Center for Television Production; the second half he was the Director of Media Resources. Roger can be seen on campus assisting his former department with audio and video setup and recording for commencement ceremonies and other special events.

Randy Christopherson
Randy Christopherson retired from UW-Green Bay in 2011 after 18 years of service as the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police, and 37 years in law enforcement. Prior to coming to UW-Green Bay he was a municipal police chief and Deputy Sheriff. Randy is an adjunct instructor in Police Science at NWTC, and serves as the Brown County Sexual Assault Response Team co-manager.

Immediate Past President:

Ken Fleurant
Ken retired after a 36-year teaching career that began and ended at UW-Green Bay where he taught French, Humanistic Studies and General Education courses. He also chaired Modern Languages, Humanistic Studies and served as Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff.

Oral History Committee Chair:

Jane Rank
Emerita Academic Staff, Safety and Risk Manager

Jane Rank retired in 2009 after more than 19 years of service coordinating campus safety and environmental compliance, and managing campus risk management programs. As current chair of the Oral History Committee, she is actively involved with capturing the voices and remembrances of retired administration, faculty and staff, and former students and community members who have suported the University throughout the years.

Standing Board Members

  • George T. O'Hearn
  • Charles R. Rhyner
  • Leander J. Schwartz


UW-Green Bay Retiree Association
Founding Board

  • Betty Baer
  • Tom Barry
  • Virginia Dell
  • Ken Fleurant
  • Beverly Hendricks
  • David Littig
  • Les Raduenz
  • Jerry Rodesch
  • Thea Sager
  • Lee Schwartz
  • Robert Skorczewski, Jr.
  • Eileen Littig
  • Barbara McClure-Lukens, Adviser
  • Wes Carvenough,  Liaison- Learning in Retirement