UW-Green Bay Creates New Alumni Advisory Board

Posted on 9-17-2020

University Continues to Seek Ways to Better Serve the Region

The University recently established an alumni board of graduates who have gone out into the world and made an impact as citizens, parents and career minded professionals. Responsibilities will include offering advice and counsel to the Office of the Chancellor and the Alumni Office on strategic issues of importance to the University. These alumni will contribute to the University’s success, impact public education in a meaningful way, expand their network, and meet people with interests like their own.

“One of our strongest assets as a University is our alumni,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “UW-Green Bay graduates make a difference every day in communities across our region, state, nation, and the world. We need their insights and experience to help UW-Green Bay continue to grow and influence the next generation of graduates. As a regional public university, inviting community input is a vital component to UW-Green Bay’s mission of serving as a resource to the region.”

A wide range of voices and perspectives were recruited. Members are limited to serving one full three-year term. Accepting this important role are:

Sherry Aaholm ’14 & ’16, Business, Masters in Management – Cummins, Inc., Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Brian Charlier ’81 & ’97, Business Administration, Masters of Science in Administrative Science – CEO/President of HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospital and COO and Senior VP of Prevea Health

Juan Corpus ’03, Public Administration – Humana Inc., Consumer Experience Manager

Robert Davis ’13, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Dallas Cowboys, Assistant Head Coach

Lori Frerk ’92, Math – East High School, Principal

Brian Gold ’99, Business Administration – Port Washington State Bank, Vice President of Business Banking

Terri Jacke ’06, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Inspired Training Institute, President

Randy Knaflic ’95, Music – Company Advisor

Ben Kvalo ’10, Business Administration – Netflix, Campaign Manager, Film, Marketing Operations

Lorenzo Lones ’16, Psychology – Washington University, Pursuing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Deb Rose ’07, Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning – Retired Teacher / Volunteer

Darin Schumacher ’96, Communication Processes – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Marketing Manager

Paul Willems ’75, Urban Analysis – Willems Marketing, Retired as Co-Owner/Partner

Doug Wirth ’89, Social Work – AmidaCare, President and CEO

Joan Woldt ’89, Business Administration – Bank First, Regional President

The Board is not a legally governing body and does not set policies, manage fiduciary activities, or make personnel decisions. The main purpose is to work together with University leadership on strategic issues.

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​