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Board Appointment Process

Appointment Process

Blackhawk Technical College is governed by a nine-member District Board appointed by the Rock and Green County Board Chairs. 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.

Applications for one (1) position on the Blackhawk Technical College District Board are now being accepted. District 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 District and women and minorities. In addition, employer and employee representatives should represent the businesses and industries within the District.

The following positions are vacant:

(1) Employer Member – 3-year term, July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025

To maintain compliance with the BTC District Board Appointment Committee’s Plan of Representation, the candidates for the above positions must reside in Rock County. Applicants must submit two (2) references supporting their nomination to the District Board and attend a District Board Appointment Committee meeting to be interviewed to be appointed.

Applications must be submitted in writing on forms available under Application Resources or by contacting:

Julie Barreau, Assistant to the President and District Board

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S County Road G
PO Box 5009
Janesville WI  53547-5009
(608) 757-7772 |​ jbarreau@blackhawk.edu
Applications are to be returned to Ms. Barreau no later than 4 p.m. on April 1, 2022.

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Appointment Requirements

  1. Must reside within the BTC District.
  2. Must submit a properly completed application/affidavit within 14 days of publication of the official announcement.
  3. Must submit at least two letters of reference supporting their candidacy.
  4. Must attend an appointment meeting/public hearing in person and be interviewed.

Primary Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Meeting Educational and Training Needs – Board members are responsible for meeting the changing community needs in fulfilling the College mission. This includes, formulating policy, ensuring effective leadership, and the responsible use of resources.
  • Ethical Leadership – Board members promote the public trust by serving without personal gain and without partisan politics or personal agenda.
  • Reflect Individual and Community Diversity – Boards are comprised of strong individuals reflecting diverse perspectives, expertise, and experiences. Diversity in ethnicity, gender, age, and geography gives the board balance, depth, and a variety of resources, ensuring the needs of the entire community are recognized and addressed. The District Board Appointment Committee approves and follows a local "Plan of Representation" in assuring a diverse board reflecting the District.
  • Knowledgeable and Committed – Excellent board members are knowledgeable about the community and its needs and issues, within the broad context of the educational, social, political, and economic environment. Board members must have commitment to the technical college mission and the vision to help realize it within their college community.
 

Contact Information

Please direct questions regarding BTC's annual board appointment process to:

Julie Barreau
Assistant to the President / District Board

Blackhawk Technical College
P.O. Box 5009
Janesville, WI 53547-5009

(608) 757-7772
Fax: (608) 757-7740
jbarreau@blackhawk.edu

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