WCTC District Board members appointed to three-year terms
Pewaukee — Three vacated seats on the Waukesha County Technical College District Board have been filled.
Elizabeth Thelen is filling the expired term for an Additional Member and will serve July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016. Since 1998, Thelen has been self-employed as a coach/facilitator for Be! Business Growth Consulting.
She also serves as the talent and education adviser for The Water Council of Waukesha and served on the Oconomowoc School District Board from 2010 to 2013. Her areas of expertise include employee development, performance management and leadership development. Thelen resides in Ixonia.
Mary Baer is filling the expired term for an Employee Member and will serve July 1, 2013 –June 30, 2016. Baer has been the director membership development for the Waukesha County Business Alliance since 2009.
She has been involved in many community projects focused on manufacturing and has been very supportive of technical colleges. She has professional experiences in the fields of education, computer programming, manufacturing and customer service. Baer resides in Waukesha.
Pauline Jaske is filling the expired term for an Employer Member and will serve July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016. Jaske, a resident of New Berlin, is the president and CEO of Pewaukee-based Fairway Transit, Inc. Prior to ownership of her company, she was a registered nurse for 20 years. Jaske has been on the WCTC District Board since 2001 and currently serves as co-chair. She has volunteered for community youth organizations and values the skills and training technical colleges provide. Jaske received the Women of Distinction Special Recognition Award in 2006.
Technical college district boards are required by statute to be composed of nine members who are residents of the district, including two employers, two employees, three additional members, a school district administrator and one elected official who holds a state or local office. District board members are appointed for three-year terms. Also by statute, district board members take office on July 1 and serve staggered three-year terms (See s. 38.08, Wis. Stats.).
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