WITC Board Announces Selection of New President

Dr. Bob Meyer, WITC PresidentSHELL LAKE —The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Robert M. Meyer, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for State and Federal Relations; Director, Stout Technology Transfer Institute, Wisconsin, to become the next president of WITC.    

As assistant to the Chancellor for State and Federal Relations, Meyer coordinates the development of UW-Stout’s federal and state funding priorities and advocates for funding initiatives that serve the mission of the university. As Director of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute (STTI) and its thirteen outreach centers, clients reported impacts resulting from STTI assistance exceeding $90 million and these services also created over 200 jobs.

Meyer was named to a two-year term and is expected to begin his duties at WITC on July 1, 2008.

WITC Board Chair Hal Helwig described Dr. Meyer as “Bringing the right skills at the right time to our college. He is deeply committed to expanding the college’s dynamic and supportive learning environment. On behalf of the board, I want to welcome him as the new president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.”

Previously, Meyer served as Dean of the College of Technology, Engineering, and Management (CTEM). Prior to assuming his role as CTEM Dean, Meyer has served UW-Stout as the CTEM Associate Dean of Outreach and as the Director of UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Engineering Program. He has also served as the Director of the Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC), and Director of UW-Stout’s Advanced Design and Manufacturing Simulation Center (ADMSC).

Meyer has taught a variety of manufacturing-related courses over his 25 years as a Professor at UW-Stout and has also provided consulting services to industry relating to strategic planning, lean manufacturing, and quick changeover techniques.