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Dr. Meyer begins term as WITC president

Dr. Bob Meyer, WITC PresidentOn July 1, Dr. Robert M. Meyer, officially begins his term as the president of WITC.

"I am extremely pleased and honored to have the opportunity to serve as Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's next president," Meyer said. "After serving UW-Stout for more than two decades, I see this as a natural and comfortable move since UW-Stout and WITC have similar goals in preparing students for careers in professions that are becoming more sophisticated and more technology driven."

Meyer takes over for Chuck Levine, who retired after 35 years at WITC. Levine was recently honored with the title of president emeritus.

WITC Board Chair Hal Helwig described 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.

 "I like the fact that WITC is very student focused and very close to the employers that hire its graduates," Meyer said. "During my career, I've had the good fortune of working with many of the faculty, staff, and leaders at WITC and regard them to be top shelf. Without a doubt, WITC is well managed, forward looking, and attains a level of excellence. I consider WITC to be the crown jewel of Wisconsin's Technical College System and I feel very privileged and honored to join WITC's leadership team."

In the future, Meyer looks to keep WITC in pace with changing technology.

"With the world changing so rapidly, I also see one of our major challenges as keeping up with change and advances in technology," he said. "These changes provide extremely exciting opportunities with respect to what students need to learn and how they will learn. Planning is already underway at WITC to adapt to these changes and new technologies and I will do all that I can to encourage development along these lines."