About Us

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Dr. Andrew Leavitt
Chancellor
UW Oshkosh
2017 - 2019

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Dr. Martin Rudd
Regional Executive
Dean, UW-Fond du Lac,
UW-Fox Valley, UW-Manitowoc
2017-2019

Mission Statement
NEW ERA is a consortium that fosters regional partnerships among the public colleges and universities in the New North to better serve the educational needs of the 1.2 million people in northeast Wisconsin.

NEW ERA is driving a comprehensive, complementary alliance of seamless educational opportunities leading to the betterment of life and living for students in northeast Wisconsin.

Vision Statement
NEW ERA will be a national innovative leader:

  1. To serve northeast Wisconsin with quality seamless transition and integration in higher education;
  2. To provide essential educational resources for communities, business and government; and
  3. 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.

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Former Chairpersons

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Dr. Michael Lanser
Chairperson
Lakeshore Technical College
2015 - 2017

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Dr. John Short
Chairperson
UW Fond du Lac
2014-2015

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Dr. Thomas Harden
Chairperson
UW Green Bay
2013-2014

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Dr. Verna Fowler
Chairperson
College of Menominee Nation
2011-2013

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Dr. Susan A. May
Chairperson
Fox Valley Technical College
2009-2011

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Dr. James Perry
Chairperson
UW-Fox Valley
2007-2009

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Dr. Jeff Rafn
Chairperson
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2005-2007

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Dr. Richard Wells
Chairperson
UW Oshkosh
2000-2005

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NEW ERA is a founding member of New North, Inc.