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WITC names new college president

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

(6/16/14): The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Board of Trustees has selected John Will as the next President of WITC.

He will replace current president Bob Meyer, who in May announced his acceptance of the position of Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Meyer will remain with WITC until August 16. Current WITC Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness Ellen Riely Hauser will serve as interim president effective August 16 until Will is able to fill the position on September 2.

“John brings many skills to WITC including his demonstrated transition management skills with an organizational development emphasis, an existing knowledge of college operations and a collaborative leadership style with a data driven decision-making mindset,” said Morrie Veilleux Chairman of the Board of Trustees for WITC. “John has a demonstrated ability to assemble and execute strategic planning processes, and has extensive knowledge of policy governance and the Wisconsin Technical College System. John will also bring to WITC recent experience in economic development and public finance, the ability to build external relationships, and to deliver results in a business-oriented setting.” 

Will has served in many capacities with WITC, including as chief operating officer until 2011. In addition to his experience at WITC he has held positions with such organizations as St. Paul, Minnesota,-based Springstead as vice president and client representative; chief operating officer with Impact Seven in Almena, Wisconsin; and business manager with the Spooner Area School District in Spooner, Wisconsin.

After leaving WITC employment, Will continued to be involved with the college through membership on the WITC Foundation Board. In addition, Will serves on other boards such as Greater Wisconsin Opportunities Fund, Wisconsin Community Development Legacy Fund, Indianhead Community Action Agency, and Quality Development Corporation.