News Release

Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Board Appointment Committee of the Western Technical College District will hold a public hearing and meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, in Room 408 of the Western Administrative Center, 111 North Seventh Street, La Crosse.

The purpose of the hearing/meeting is to review the applications submitted for consideration for the openings of one Employer member, and one Employee members to the Board of the Western Technical College District. The following persons have submitted applications and must be present at the meeting on April 5 and be interviewed to qualify for appointment to the Board: Michael F. Bonello, Sparta (Monroe County); Joanne E. Sandvick (Incumbent), La Crosse (La Crosse County); and Thomas E. Smith (Incumbent), Onalaska (La Crosse County).

No applications were received to fill the opening in the category of School District Administrator. The Board Appointment Committee will initiate another appointment process in May 2012 seeking qualified candidates to fill this remaining position.

No names other than the above will be accepted from the floor at the time of the Board Appointment Committee meeting.

Immediately following the Public Hearing, the Board Appointment Committee will approve a Plan of Representation that gives equal consideration to the general population distribution and the distribution of women and minorities within the District. The Plan will be the basis upon which the appointments to the District Board shall be determined.

The Board Appointment Committee, at this meeting, will appoint two of the above-named persons to fill the open positions in the Employee and the Employer categories. Each of the appointments will be for a for three-year term (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015) on the Board of the Western Technical College District.

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