News Release

Published on Monday, March 07, 2005

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) accounting instructor James Murray was recently elected president-elect of the Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) Board of Directors at the 69th Annual Conference held in Appleton this past February.

Murray has been an instructor at WWTC and involved with WACTE for ten years. His contribution to WACTE has included serving on various state committees (most recently as the chairperson to the Bylaws and Resolutions committee), three years on the local board, and one year as the local president.

“I am excited about being elected to the WACTE leadership position,” said Murray. “WACTE is a leader in proclaiming how important career and technical education is to strengthening Wisconsin’s economy. Proposed national and state legislation, as well as budget cuts will make this a challenging year for career and technical education. But, responding to the professional needs of career and technical employees and working with all levels of education in Wisconsin to provide a highly-skilled competitive workforce are important to me.”

WACTE is a professional organization of over 1,200 teachers, counselors, school administrators, teacher educators, support staff, and business/industry partners. Their mission is to unite individuals involved in career and technical education, provide professional development, encourage leadership in the political arena and promote innovative change to enhance lifelong learning.

Find out more about WACTE at To learn more about WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at