UW-Green Bay’s Vision of ‘Education for Everyone’ Comes into Focus with 2022 Commencement

Posted on 5-12-2022

Green Bay, Wisconsin — A vision of “Education for Everyone who Wants to Learn” while meeting regional workforce demands, begins to be more fully realized this weekend, when 1,009 eligible graduates and their families celebrate the 2022 Spring/Summer Commencement, Saturday, May 14, 2022 in two ceremonies at the Kress Events Center.

In addition to awarding bachelor and master degrees in high-demand areas such as business, environmental sciences, psychology, liberal arts, nursing, engineering and education, the University will recognize and celebrate graduates in four new programs:

First Nations Education Doctoral Program

Master’s Degree in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Impact MBA program

Rising Phoenix: Twenty Manitowoc Lincoln High School students will receive their associates degree diplomas (even BEFORE they graduate from high school), as part of the first cohort of Rising Phoenix graduates.

“Regional comprehensive universities like UW-Green Bay should always be evolving to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Seeing the first graduates come through in these new programs, tells us that we are delivering a program array that the region demands,” UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander said. “It is my hope that our graduates will continue to make Northeast Wisconsin the vibrant place it is. As we rise as a university, we rise together as a community and region.”

The ceremony will honor graduates and celebrate with families from all four of UW-Green Bay’s campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan). This is the University’s 105th Commencement ceremony since its first in June of 1970. About 1,500 students will have received degrees this academic (2021-22) year.

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.​