Southwest Tech Board Appointment Process
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Southwest Tech) is governed by a nine-member Board elected by the 30 school districts boards comprising the Southwest Tech district. Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute, the District Board consists of two Employer members, two Employee members, three Additional members, one Elected Official member who holds a state or local office, and one School District Administrator. Board members serve staggered three-year terms.
Each year, three members are elected to serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The annual appointment process typically begins in February. Board members are not paid except for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
In the appointment process, equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the Southwest Tech district, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities. Consideration is also given to representatives of business and industry as required for employer and employee representatives. No two members of the Southwest Tech Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any Board member be a member of the school board that employs the school district administrator member. All applicants are eligible to apply and be considered for the additional member category.
There are four requirements all applicants must meet to be eligible for appointment:
- Must reside within the Southwest Tech District;
- Must submit a properly completed application/affidavit within 14 days of publication of the official announcement.
- Must submit at least two letters of reference supporting his/her candidacy with the completed application/affidavit; and
- Must attend an appointment meeting/public hearing in person and be interviewed.
Applications are due by March 21, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Questions regarding the annual board appointment process can be directed to:
Executive Assistant to Board/President
1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, WI 53809