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Resolution of Appreciation: Robert C. Greenstreet



WHEREAS, Bob Greenstreet has provided steady and capable leadership for the past year as Interim Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and

WHEREAS, Greenstreet has exceeded his charge by not only maintaining, but growing UWM's extensive contacts with the community during his tenure; and

WHEREAS, he has successfully worked with colleagues in pursuing on-campus action plans to keep UWM moving forward, including continued leadership with Milwaukee's K-12 schools and a campus capital campaign; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his interim position, Greenstreet continues to serve as an outstanding and widely respected dean and professor of the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he has strengthened the campus' connections to the area by directly partnering students and faculty with the city to solve community challenges; and

WHEREAS, during his time at UWM, he has also served as the chancellor's deputy for campus and urban design, interim dean of UWM's Peck School of the Arts, as chair of the Milwaukee's City Plan Commission, and as a member of the Downtown Plan Committee; and

WHEREAS, in agreeing to serve as Interim Chancellor, Greenstreet has provided leadership for students, staff and state citizens who have benefited from his efforts to ensure that UWM continues to succeed as a major urban doctoral university and meet the diverse needs of Wisconsin's largest metropolitan area; and

WHEREAS, as a Wisconsin Idea Fellow, Greenstreet has accepted the position of city architect and planner for the City of Milwaukee, a position which will serve to regularize the beneficial partnership between the campus and the city in what he himself has called a natural extension of the Milwaukee Idea;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System highly commends Robert C. Greenstreet for his admirable leadership and thanks him for his continued contributions to UWM, the citizens of Milwaukee and the UW System.