Presidential Search

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Western Technical College seeks a visionary leader to work with college students, staff, faculty, and the community to advance its mission to provide relevant, high-quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities.

Western has a proud history, having served the communities of western Wisconsin for more than 100 years. We offer a variety of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and courses in the areas of general education and transfer, business, health and public safety, and industrial technology. 

A successful $79.8 million taxpayer referendum in 2012 has allowed the college to remodel most of the facilities on the La Crosse campus, providing advanced student and classroom spaces that align with Western's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.

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The president search process is currently underway.  At this time the posting has been closed and the search team is interviewing finalists. For more information on the candidates, visit

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Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Search Chair:
Dennis Treu
Western Technical College District Board Chair

Committee Members:

Dennis Treu Western District Board Chair, Monroe County
Sally Lister Western District Board Member, Jackson County
Andrew Bosshard Western District Board Treasurer, La Crosse County
Dave Laehn Western District Board Member, La Crosse County
Shelley McNeely Western Dean of Students
Diane Neefe Western Dean of Health and Public Safety Division
Linda Duffy Western Instructor, Communications Skills
Pat Mielke Western Instructional Designer
Kyle Bakkum CEO of Vernon Memorial Hospital, Western Distinguished Alumnus
Jeff Wieser Co-owner of Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Western Distinguished Alumnus

Presidential Search Timeline

January 6, 2017
Position is publicly posted.

January 23, 2017
Begin review of applications.

Early February, 2017
Schedule first interviews.

Late February, 2017
Schedule second interviews, on campus.

Mid-March, 2017
Schedule finalist interviews, on campus.

Early April, 2017
Make offer of employment.

July 1, 2017
Position begins.

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