University of Wisconsin-Green Bay - Chancellor

WI, Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin System invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Building on the successes of recent years, including four consecutive years of enrollment increases and the creation of 20 new academic programs, UW-Green Bay seeks a committed leader to champion continued growth and innovation that meets the needs and challenges of the region, ensures access to affordable higher education, prepares students for future success, and enhances the university’s contributions to the community.

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Green Bay enrolls almost 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses located in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan through its four colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.

The new Chancellor will be expected to sustain – and strategically build upon – the university’s momentum. The University of Wisconsin System is seeking an experienced and forward-looking leader who will be presented with the following opportunities for professional and personal fulfillment:

  • Serve as the leader of a campus “on the move” which has made exciting gains in enrollment, programs, and reputation
  • Collaborate regularly with an exceptional team of administrators, faculty, and staff in a strong tradition and framework of shared governance strengthening UW-Green Bay’s delivery of high quality academic programs at continually and increasingly affordable costs
  • Interact regularly with engaged students who are appreciative of UW-Green Bay’s academic and co-curricular programs and eager to apply these resources to their own growth and development
  • Work closely with the region’s leaders – government, private sector, academic, and community – in expressing the university’s commitment to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of its citizens
  • Work and reside in a vibrant metropolitan area that provides for the highest quality of life and a diversity of people, resources, and activities.

One of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, the University of Wisconsin System serves nearly 170,000 students each year and employs approximately 39,000 faculty and staff statewide. The Chancellor of each UWS institution reports to the system president.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be sent to WittKieffer’s consultants John Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan at For formal consideration, applicants should submit materials including the following: 1) a letter of application addressing the leadership opportunities and qualifications articulated within the Leadership Profile; 2) a curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) a list of at least five references with contact information. The position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by December 13, 2019 are assured full consideration. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.