Thursday, September 23, 2021
3:15 PM to 6:00 PM

3:15 PM to 6:00 PM for those attending the event in person.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM for those attending the event virtually.

* In-person 

UW-Green Bay Union
Phoenix Conference Rooms 
(2nd Floor)
2430 Campus Court

Green Bay, WI 54311 

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Live-stream via Zoom

Zoom information will be sent in a separate message after sucessful event registration.

Event Timeline:

*2:45 - 3:10 PM
In-person event registration

3:15 - 3:30 PM
2021 Academic Achievement Awards & Business Announcements

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Keynote Speaker

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Social / Networking

Registration &
Cancellation Policies:
Register and send cancellations
by 9/16/21 to:

This event is eligible for 1 CPE credit as follows:

- In-person attendees must attend entire keynote session and sign-in and out on attendance sheets.

- Virtual participants must attend from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, and answer polling questions to receive credit.


Michelle Weiss
Financial Executives International

Keynote Topic
Realizing the Future of Higher Education

The national media often paints higher education with a broad brush, but there are many different options for higher education in today’s world. An understanding of the current landscape of higher education, the disruption that is occurring in the industry, and how a healthy educational ecosystem can benefit a region is important for communities to thrive. The discussion will explore what makes regional comprehensive universities unique, their role in creating economic equity, how a growing university can support economic and workforce development, and why educational attainment rates are crucial in creating a high quality of life, prosperity, and a diverse economy within a region. We will examine where higher education is moving in the future and the potential impact of those changes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the current landscape and possible future of higher education.
  • How regional universities support their local economy, culture, and quality of life.
  • How to build higher educational attainment rates and why that is important for a region to prosper.

Keynote Speaker

Michael Alexander

Chancellor | University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Michael Alexander assumed the role as the seventh chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on May 1, 2020. Prior to that, he served as provost and vice chancellor at UW-Green Bay since July 2019. While Provost, he oversaw programming and leadership of the four academic colleges; the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the UW-Green Bay Libraries, the Office of Admissions, and led the four UW-Green Bay campuses including those in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

Since joining the University, Alexander led the expansion of the University’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement efforts to build connections to high school students, increase non-credit offerings, and provide educational services to regional businesses; created priorities to drive the University’s strategic mission and vision; initiated new, international relationships with universities in Thailand; created an Office of Sustainability to improve efficiencies and increase the profile of UW-Green Bay as a campus traditionally engaged with environmental study; and restructured Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research, setting the stage for the University’s growing research efforts.

Alexander came to UW-Green Bay having served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He also served as orchestra conductor and interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University and Music Director of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra for eleven years. The Grand Island, NY native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004. He earned his master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.

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September 23, 2021 Chapter Meeting: Instructional Method: Group-live & virtual Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None; Field of Study: EconomicsRecommended CPE Credits: 1 Credit.

For FEI CPE credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: