News Release

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Board Appointment Committee of the Western Technical College District will hold a public hearing and meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 408 of the Western Administrative Center located at 111 North Seventh Street in La Crosse.

The purpose of the hearing/meeting is to review the applications submitted for consideration for openings of one Employer member, one Employee member, and one Additional member to the Board of the Western Technical College District. The following persons have submitted applications and must be present at the meeting on April 4 and be interviewed to qualify for appointment to the Board: Lynn E. Erickson (incumbent), Mauston (Juneau County), Terrance C. Erickson, La Crosse (La Crosse County), Joseph C. Gittens, Holmen (La Crosse County), Daniel P. Hanson (incumbent), Onalaska (La Crosse County), Angela L. Lawrence, Viroqua (Vernon County), Rudolph (Pete) W. Peterson, Tomah (Monroe County), Joan E. Sosalla, Independence (Trempealeau County), and Dennis L. Treu (incumbent), Sparta (Monroe County).

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

On April 4 the Board Appointment Committee will appoint three of the above-named persons to fill open positions in the Employee, the Employer, and the Additional categories. Each of the appointments will be for a for three-year term (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016) on the Board of the Western Technical College District.

The Board Appointment Committee will also 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.

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