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Naming of the 1965 Room

1965-room-dedication-plaqueIn May 1985, UW-Green Bay opened and dedicated the private dining room in the student union known as the 1965 Room, which has since become a popular venue for meetings and planning retreats. The room’s naming reflects the year of the University’s founding, when Gov. Warren Knowles signed enabling legislation authorizing a four-year institution for Northeast Wisconsin. A plaque displayed just outside the door honors 26 men and women — local business people, city, county and state officials, representatives of UW System Administration and others “had made bringing a campus to Green Bay their top priority.”