Three Individuals Appointed to MATC District Board

Ginny Gnadt, Public Relations Coordinator, gnadtv@MATC.EDU

April 01, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board Appointment Committee has appointed three individuals to volunteer positions on the MATC District Board at a March 30, 2021 meeting.

The MATC Board has the responsibility to ensure that MATC is meeting its commitment to increase the potential and productivity of the people in the district through the development and delivery of high-quality educational programs consistent with current and emerging educational and labor market needs.

The following individuals were appointed to the MATC District Board:

Lauren Baker, retired from a long career in education and industry; Additional Member classification. Baker previously served on the MATC District Board from 1995-2015.

Erica Case, director, human resources, Harley-Davidson Wisconsin Operations; Employer (100+ employees) manufacturer classification. Case was first appointed to the MATC District Board in 2018.

Mark Foley, attorney/shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.; Employer (100+ employees) classification. Foley was first appointed to the MATC District Board in 2015.

Terms begin July 1, 2021, and expire June 30, 2024. The appointments are subject to approval by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

The Appointment Committee members included: David Crowley, Milwaukee County executive; Donald Kriefall, Washington County Board chairperson; Marcelia Nicholson, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors chairperson; and Lee Schlenvogt, Ozaukee County Board chairperson.

A meeting of the Appointment Committee will be held in the near future to replace David Mitchell, who resigned from the MATC District Board in March 2021, citing time constraints. Mitchell represented the Employer (15+ employees) classification.  The term of that successful candidate will run through June 30, 2023.

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions 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. More than 30,000 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 more than 150 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.