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WITC names Siegler Divisional Dean of Allied Health

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has recently promoted Kate Siegler to Divisional Dean of Allied Health.

(9/15/14): Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has recently promoted Kate Siegler to Divisional Dean of Allied Health. Siegler had previously served as Academic Dean and had been acting as the Interim Divisional Dean of Allied Health for the college.

 “This past year all of WITC’s Allied Health programs have undergone accreditation site visits,” said Siegler. “It was quite a year having them all fall so close together. Now that that is over, we get to do other creative projects that we didn’t have time for when we were preparing for accreditation.”

 “Kate Siegler has the background in healthcare and education to lead these programs,” said Bonny Copenhaver, Vice President, Academic Affairs and WITC-Superior Campus Administrator. “She is an advocate for healthcare education, and she is capable of handling the diversity of programs in this new division.”

 This change marks a restructuring of WITC’s allied health programs, which will now include occupational therapy assistant, dental assistant, heath information technology, and medical assisting.  Siegler will act as the Divisional Dean for the area. Associate degree nursing and personal care worker/certified nursing assistant will be grouped together under a Divisional Dean of Nursing. The search for that position is in progress.

 “This reorganization allows us to be more efficient and allows Ms. Siegler to focus on the unique needs of each program,” said Copenhaver. “Each program in Ms. Siegler’s division is accredited or in the process of receiving initial accreditation. She will be able to work on new program development as well as assist the faculty in these programs to maintain the high level of quality programming that is a hallmark of WITC.”

 “I love the challenge of leading a variety of Allied Health programs,” said Siegler. “I am lucky that I have a great team of program directors who are knowledgeable, passionate about their fields, and just plain fun to work with.”

 In her new role, Siegler is looking forward to growing WITC’s course offerings.

 “One of the things I am most excited about is developing a new gerontology program,” said Siegler. “I think that meeting the health and human service needs of our elderly population is a challenge in this area and it will be exciting developing a new program to help meet those needs.”