Moraine Park selects finalists for presidential position

by speitz17. February 2011 05:04

Interviews set for March 7, 8, and 9

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Three finalists have been selected for the position of president for the Moraine Park Technical College District. The Moraine Park District Board will interview the candidates on March 7, 8 and 9.

“We had a very strong pool of candidates and are very pleased with our finalists,” said Jodine Deppisch, Moraine Park’s District Board chair. “We are eager to learn more about each of the candidates and look forward to introducing them to our Moraine Park staff and constituents during the March interview sessions.”

The three finalists are:

Dr. Kathleen Brock – Brock currently serves as Dean of Instruction at Ridgewater College, a multi-campus institution located in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minn., where she is responsible for a variety of career and technical programs. Prior to her current position, Brock served as an Academic Vice President at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa.

Mr. Dan Ensalaco – Ensalaco is the Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs at Moraine Park Technical College, which has campuses in Fond du Lac, West Bend and Beaver Dam, Wis. In this position, Ensalaco supervises all academic programming along with all college-wide workforce and economic development-related activities for Moraine Park. Prior to joining Moraine Park, Ensalaco served as Assistant Vice President for Community Development at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Dr. Sheila Ruhland – Ruhland currently serves as Vice President of Instruction at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, N.C., where she is responsible for all academic and continuing education programs, distance learning and serves as the college’s accreditation liaison. Prior to her current position, Ruhland served as Vice President of Instruction at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Ore.

Moraine Park’s search for a new president began shortly after President Gayle Hytrek’s retirement announcement in spring 2010. Hytrek will conclude her seven years of service to the College and the Wisconsin Technical College System at the end of the 2010-11 academic year.

Moraine Park’s Vice President of Human Resources Kathy Broske, said the search is proceeding according to the original timeline, which includes the District Board approving the presidential selection and announcement of the new president in mid- to late-April.

For more information on candidates, finalist interview schedules, search timeline and more, visit

Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912, and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Wis., Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses is also offered. To find out more about Moraine Park, visit