Moraine Park names Rettler as West Bend campus interim administrator

by admin14. May 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College has selected Pete Rettler as the Interim Campus and Community Partner for the West Bend campus. Rettler currently serves as executive dean of instructional technologies and curriculum design with the College. Craig Johnson, the College’s former campus and community partner, recently resigned to accept a position with Winona State University in Rochester, Minn.


Rettler, who has been with Moraine Park since 1997, will continue to serve in both capacities through the end of the year by which time the College plans to have a permanent candidate selected for the position.


“Pete’s current involvement and familiarity with the West Bend community made him a natural choice to serve in the interim role,” said Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek. “We anticipate a very smooth transition during this time and will look to Pete to continue to maintain the strong business and community relationships already in place.”


“I am very excited to have the opportunity to be serving in this new capacity,” said Rettler. “I have lived in the area nearly my entire life and know the importance of technical education. I have many neighbors and friends who earned their college degrees from Moraine Park and are now successful business owners or are thriving at their places of work.”


Rettler, a lifelong resident of Washington County, grew up in Hartford and is a 1982 graduate of Hartford Union High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Business Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Rettler returned to Washington County in 1997 and currently lives in West Bend along with his wife Kelly and their four children. He is an active member of the community.


Rettler is certified by the Wisconsin Technical College System in computer information systems, computer software and as an instructional supervisor. He will receive his master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in December 2007.


Rettler can be reached by phone at 262-335-5706 or via e-mail at


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