Our Vision

NEW ERA will be a national innovative leader:

To serve northeast Wisconsin with quality seamless transitions and integration in higher education;
To provide essential educational resources for communities, businesses and government; and
To creatively solve challenges and drive regional-and thereby state-economic vitality.


The Fox River Valley Regional Economic Summit that was held in late 2000 identified educational collaboration as a top priority among educational institutions within this region. A quote from the report reads, "Educational institutions must reduce barriers that limit access...we must move toward a seamless educational institution that provides the education and training that is needed at the time it is needed." The formation of the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) is a direct result of this economic summit.

Dr. Andrew Leavitt

Dr. Andrew Leavitt, New Era Chair
UW Oshkosh
2017 - 2019