Welcome to NEW ERA, a smarter way to harness the power of higher education in Northeast Wisconsin.
The Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEWERA) is defined by its collaborative operating model, gathering resources across 7 public colleges and universities and connecting them to each other to maximize talent, community and economic development in the New North Region (18 counties comprising Northeast Wisconsin).
Advocating for Higher Education and Strong Communities.
Leadership is key to effective collaboration. Chancellors and Presidents from the Public Colleges and Universities of Northeast Wisconsin believe that working together is in their collective best interests; they share common concerns and institutional missions to advance student success and to build strength in their host communities.
Collaboration is a Team Sport, with lots of unique talents, network connections, and opportunities to leverage limited resources
NEWERA has dozens of important partners within and outside the world of education; these are critical to the important work of talent retention, development and recruitment within the region.
WiSys names UW-Green Bay’s Susan Gallagher-Lepak ‘Innovation Champion’
GREEN BAY—Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak’s work expanding opportunities for students and facilitating innovation in the UW-Green Bay community make her a 2021 WiSys Innovation Champion.
The WiSys award recognizes UW System leaders, faculty, staff, students or community partners who have played an integral role in building a culture of innovation at a UW System regional institution.
ADVOCATE FOR STUDENT INNOVATION
Even before becoming the Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, Gallagher-Lepak found ways to be a leader in advocating for students and expanding their educational experience. While serving as an assistant professor, she became connected with WiSys and quickly became a strong promoter of WiSys’ services among her colleagues.
“I’ve always wanted to push for more innovation on campus, regardless of my role,” she said. “As dean, it’s been really important to me to think about innovation and have students gain innovation and entrepreneurial skills across campus.”