Scott Knapp’s UWGB 50th Anniversary Kickoff Address

On a cold, windy day in November nearly 50 years ago, Scott Knapp was there at the beginning of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. As president of what would become the UW-Green Bay Student Government Association, he was given the honor of saying a few words at the first groundbreaking for the new campus. Knapp recalled that day in his keynote address to a 50th anniversary breakfast on the UWGB campus Sept. 2, 2015. Today the president of Central Maine Community College, he said he learned a lot about leadership from Founding Chancellor Edward Weidner. He recalled that the soon-to-open UWGB — short-staffed, operating out of makeshift offices and scrambling to prepare for the fall 1969 opening of the Shorewood campus — delegated plenty of work to students, and involved them in key decision-making.

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