2. August 2012 06:04
The Wisconsin Technical College System recently elected officers to their board, including Philip Baranowski, former member of the Moraine Park Technical College District Board. Baranowski, of Green Lake, retired as superintendent of Green Lake Public Schools in 1993 and served on the Moraine Park District Board for 32 years. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appointed Baranowski to the WTCS board on July 2.
“Moraine Park administrators and District Board members respected Phil’s unparalleled expertise and experience during his service as a member on the board, and now the entire state will benefit from his passion for technical education and expertise in school funding,” said Richard Zimman, Moraine Park District Board chairman. “Phil advocated for a world-class education program for Moraine Park students while keeping it affordable for local taxpayers, and those guiding principles are what we need at the state level to support a quality workforce and strong economy for Wisconsin’s future.”
The WTCS board is the governing body for the Technical College System. The 13-member Board established statewide policies and standards for educational programs and services provided by the 16 technical colleges. The board is also responsible for administering state and federal aids to the colleges. All members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Wisconsin Senate.
“I’m excited to hear of the appointment for Phil to serve on the WTCS board,” said Dr. Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president. “Phil’s 32 years of service to the Moraine Park District Board along with his active involvement with the WTCS Boards Association continues to demonstrate his commitment and passion for technical college education. Wisconsin is fortunate to have him serve on the board and his vested interest in the many students served by the WTCS.”
Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges offer more than 300 programs, awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. More than half of all adults in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training. Find out more about educational programs at witechcolleges.org.