News Release

Published on Monday, August 05, 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, Aug. 22, in Room 408 of the Western Administrative Center located at 111 North Seventh Street in La Crosse. At 9:30 a.m., just prior to the public hearing and meeting, Committee members will meet with Paul Gabriel, Executive Director of the State District Boards Association, to review their role and responsibilities in the appointment process. All meetings are open to the public.

The purpose of the hearing/meeting is to review the applications submitted to fill a vacancy for 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 Aug. 22 and be interviewed to qualify for appointment to the Board: Carrie L. Buss, Mauston (Juneau County); Michael L. Christianson, Tomah (Monroe County); Terrance C. Erickson, La Crosse (La Crosse County); and Joan E. Sosalla, Trempealeau (Trempealeau County).

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

On Aug. 22 the Board Appointment Committee will appoint one of the above-named persons to fill the remainder of the vacated term, expiring June 30, 2014.

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 will be determined.

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