Milwaukee Area Technical College Accepting Applications for Next President

National search conducted after the planned retirement of the current president

Darryll Fortune,

February 12, 2024

The Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) District Board has contracted with Greenwood Asher & Associates (GA&A), an executive search firm, to help find the college’s next president. GA&A, has developed and finalized a position profile and is now accepting applications and nominations.

vicki-martin-headshot.pngCurrent MATC President Vicki J. Martin, Ph.D., announced her retirement in September 2023 after 35 years with the college, including a 10-year tenure as president.

She will continue to remain fully engaged throughout the 2023-24 academic year. Her retirement will be effective June 30, 2024. The MATC District Board plans to have a president in place effective July 1.

In December, GA&A gathered community input through student, faculty, staff, administration and community stakeholder engagement sessions. 

This input helped the MATC District Board develop a Presidential position profile and provided context for future candidate interviews and application assessments. In addition to posting the application for the national search, GA&A is placing advertisements and networking to recruit candidates and obtain applications and nominations.

MATC’s president serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the college, reporting to the MATC District Board of Directors. The president is responsible for day-to-day administration, management and oversight of all college operations. The president leads strategically and works with a wide range of internal and external constituents to execute the college’s mission and vision. The president develops business and community partnerships to provide employment pathways for students and works to increase philanthropy through the MATC Foundation Inc., the college’s philanthropic partner. The president must advocate locally, regionally and nationally for the distinctive technical college mission and must manage the college to align the needs of students, employers and taxpayers with the economic realities of southeast Wisconsin. 

For best consideration, nominations and applications should be submitted by Tuesday, March 5. The position profile and the search timeline are available at

About MATC: 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. Nearly 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 180 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.