Thursday – October 18, 2018
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Statement from MATC President Martin, UWM Chancellor Mone
MILWAUKEE (April 4, 2018) – Milwaukee Area Technical College President Dr. Vicki J. Martin and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Dr. Mark A. Mone released the following joint statement regarding the pending departure of Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver:
"Dr. Driver is a visionary leader for our entire community. Her presence will be greatly missed. MPS, MATC and UWM have strong working partnerships, and that bond has strengthened during her tenure, including our partnership to bring the early-college model to Bradley Tech High School, our joint work through Milwaukee Succeeds, and bringing MPS, MATC and UWM together to create M3 (pronounced "M-cubed"). The foundation is laid for these efforts to continue for many years to come, which will improve the lives of students from pre-
kindergarten through high school, college and their careers."
Wisconsin's largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 37,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.