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The Board Appointment is closed.

 Update: Applications were accepted for one position on the 
     WITC Board of Trustees that recently became available!    

WITC District Board Appointment Process

WITC will be accepting applications for the following Board position
per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c), for a
2-year term (November 8, 2017 - June 30, 2019).

                           One (1) Additional Member (Districtwide) *See note below

*In accordance with the WITC Plan of Representation,
no region will have more than two members on the Board.

Since there are two members currently serving on the Board from
Region 5 (Barron County) and Region 4 (Burnett and Polk Counties),
we are unable to take applications for this position
from those who live in
Barron, Burnett, and Polk Counties.

The appointment committee is required to give equal consideration
to the distribution of populations within the district.

According to the Wisconsin Technical College System,
this has been interpreted to mean that members of each gender (male/female)
must hold at least three (3) positions on the District Board.

In addition, if the district's minority population exceeds 6.5%,
at least one minority must hold a position on the District Board.
WITC's 2017 minority population is currently 6.6%.
Note: WITC currently has a minority representative on the Board.

Thank you!

WITC District Board Appointment Process

WITC is a nationally ranked college!

Please review all information provided to see if you qualify.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is governed by a 9-member District Board and appointed by elected County Board Chairs from the 11 counties within the WITC District listed below. In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 38.10(1)(b), the County Board chairpersons of the counties having territory within the district shall constitute the Board Appointment Committee. The Board Appointment Committee Chair is from the county with the largest population in the WITC District [Wisconsin statutes 38.10(2)(b)].

1. Ashland
2. Barron
3. Bayfield

4. Burnett
5. Douglas
6. Iron (portions of)
7. Polk
8. Rusk
9. Sawyer
10. St. Croix (portions of)
11. Washburn


In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 38.08 (1)(a), the 9-member District Board will consist of the following member positions:

  • 2 Employer members

  • 2 Employee members

  • 3 Additional members

  • 1 Elected Official member (who holds a state or local office)

  • 1 School District Administrator member

Board members serve staggered 3-year terms and are not paid, except for expenses incurred in the reasonable performance of their duties.

The Board Appointment Committee will be seeking applicants for the following WITC District Board member position, to begin on November 8, 2017, for a 2-year term ending June 30, 2019.
  1. Additional Member: Representing the District Note: We are unable to take applications for this position from those who live in Barron County (Region 5) as well as Burnett and Polk Counties (Region 4), since we have two Board members from those regions currently serving on the WITC Board.
    (see affidavit to determine if you qualify) *per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c)
    Note: Per the Plan of Representation, Board members must live in the district and are selected for member positions (regions) based on the county in which they live, not the county in which they own a business.

The appointments will be made in accordance with the Plan of Representation which specifies categories of membership as well as geographic areas of representation within the district.

  • Equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the WITC District, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities, per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c).
  • No two members of the WITC District Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any District Board member be a member of the school board that employs the School District Administrator member.
  • No region (see Plan of Representation) will have more than two members on the WITC District Board.
  • Of the three Additional Members, no more than two may be employers and no more than two may be employees.
There are four important requirements, listed below, that all candidates must meet in order to be eligible for District Board membership:
  1. Be residents of the Wisconsin Technical College (WTC) District Form requires pdf to view in which they are applying for Board membership.
  2. Submit a notarized and completed Affidavit (application) Form requires pdf to view to the District Board Appointment Committee chairperson within 14 days of the publication of an announcement requesting applications.

  3. Attend the District Board Appointment Committee public hearing in person and be interviewed (see Board Appointment Public Hearing/Committee meeting date, time, and location below).

  4. Have at least two letters of recommendation before being interviewed.
    Note: Please mail letters of recommendation to the Chair's address below if they will be received before the public hearing. Otherwise, please bring your letters to the public hearing and give them to the Executive Assistant to ensure they are received before interviewing at the public hearing.


Complete and submit the notarized Affidavit.


Be present and be interviewed.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. 

  • Location/Address: WITC-Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871

  • Requirements:

    • Applicants must live in the WITC district
    • Applicants must complete and submit a notarized affidavit (application) by the affidavit due date above
    • Applicants must be present and be interviewed at the public Board Appointment hearing/committee meeting as noted above
    • Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation supporting his/her candidacy before interviewing


The following notices will be published in appropriate district newspapers.


Below are additional resources:


Please Contact:
Kim Olson, WITC Board Appointment Committee Liaison, at (715) 468-2815, ext. 2279; or E-mail Kim Olson.

Revised: 7/4/17, 7/6/17 , 8/6/17, 8/11/17, 9/6/17 ko