MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Green Bay.

A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Green Bay Prof. Denise Scheberle, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents. Regent Judy Crain of Green Bay chairs the Regents’ special committee.

The four candidates will participate in a variety of public forums from Dec. 5 through Dec. 12.   The forums will provide opportunities for the finalists to interact with faculty, staff, students, and community members.  The finalists and community forums are listed below. Reilly and the Regent committee will then interview the finalists in Madison on Dec. 19.  The final appointment of a new chancellor must be confirmed by the full Board of Regents.



Community Forums

Thomas L. Olson, J.D.
Chairman of the Board, MECA & Technology Machine
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Friday, Dec. 5
11 a.m.-noon
1965 Room, University Union,
2420 Nicolet Drive, UWGB
Dr. Michael J. Renner
Professor and former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mansfield University
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Monday, Dec. 8
11 a.m.-noon
1965 Room, University Union,
2420 Nicolet Drive, UWGB
Dr. Thomas K. Harden
President, Clayton State University Morrow, Georgia
Wednesday, Dec. 10
11 a.m.-noon
1965 Room, University Union,
2420 Nicolet Drive, UWGB
Dr. Betty Rambur
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Professor, University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Friday, Dec. 12
11 a.m.-noon
1965 Room, University Union,
2420 Nicolet Drive,  UWGB


The person chosen will become UW-Green Bay’s fifth chancellor, succeeding Chancellor Bruce Shepard, who is now president of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.

UW-Green Bay, a growing comprehensive regional university, has an enrollment of nearly 6,200 undergraduate students and employs about 575 people. UW-Green Bay has an annual operating budget of $83 million.

For more information about the four candidates, the public forums and the entire search process, see

For information about the UW System, see


Media Contacts:
David F. Giroux
UW System
(608) 262-4464
Denise Scheberle
UW-Green Bay
To arrange interview, call:
(920) 465-2526