Dec. 13, 2012
MADISON – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) announced today that Morna Foy has been selected the 12th president of the WTCS. She becomes the first woman to serve in this capacity in the 100-year history of the WTCS and will begin as president in January 2013.
Ms. Foy’s appointment as president builds on her more than 20 years of experience working in Wisconsin State Government, including almost 15 years with the WTCS. She began her career in Wisconsin government with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau before becoming a Policy Advisor/Federal Relations Officer for the WTCS. Since 2005, she has served as the WTCS Executive Assistant and Vice President of Policy and Government Relations. In this capacity, she was responsible for executive duties on behalf of the System President and Governing Board, directs the System’s legislative relations, budget development, communications, strategic planning and policy development.
“The WTCS Board knows that Morna will hit the ground running as a strong leader who builds upon our past success so that the WTCS plays an even larger role in growing Wisconsin’s economy,” said S. Mark Tyler, WTCS Board President and chair of the search committee. “Her dedication to the WTCS and tireless advocacy on the importance of career and technical education will help the WTCS better meet the needs of business and industry at both the state and local level.”
Foy stated, “It is an honor to serve as president of the Wisconsin Technical College System and I want to thank the System Board for this opportunity. The WTCS is known nationally for its innovative educational practices; focus on student success, strong employer partnerships and collaborative approach to solutions. Governor Walker and the Legislature have made new job creation and closing the skills gap state priorities and a skilled workforce is a key to realizing that vision. I look forward to working with the Governor, the Legislature, the dedicated professionals of the 16 colleges and the System Office and our industry, education, workforce and economic development partners to provide the high-skilled workforce that is critical to Wisconsin’s economic success.”
About the Wisconsin Technical College System
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) offers more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. More than 370,000 individuals access the technical colleges for education and training each year.