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Wisconsin Technical College System elects officers

MADISON – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board elected its officers at the July 11 Board meeting hosted by Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee.

Mark Tyler was re-elected to serve as Board President. Tyler is founder and chairman of OEM Fabricators, Inc., a contract manufacturer in Western Wisconsin. Tyler has been a lifelong advocate of technical education. He began his career with a Design Technology degree from St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute in Minnesota and in 2011, he received his MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Tyler is also the founder of Family Friendly Workplaces, Inc. a Wisconsin nonprofit that works to certify employers for their family supporting benefits and policies. He serves as a Board Member for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Family Resource Center St Croix Valley, and chairs the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment. Tyler and his wife Jackie operate Emerald Glenn Farm north of Woodville.

Douglas A. Holten, Sr. was elected to serve as the Board Vice President. Born and raised in Milwaukee as one of nine children, Holton graduated from Marquette University High School and UW-Milwaukee, holding a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s degree in urban studies. He served a 25-year career advancing through the Milwaukee Fire Department, eventually serving as Milwaukee’s 15th Fire Chief. He also served a number of roles at Madison College including Associate Dean for the School of Human and Protective Services. Holton and his wife Josie have celebrated 45 years of marriage and currently reside on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Dr. Quincy Daniels, Jr. was elected to serve as Board Secretary. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Daniels is a dissertation chair and academic program director in the School of Education at National University. Having served as a Major in the U. S. Army, he is also a former special education teacher and K‑12 principal. He has served as an adjunct lecturer in the Wisconsin Technical College System and his current research interests include Organizational Leadership and Educational Leadership. Daniels resides with his family on a 15-acre sheep farm in Mindoro.

The meeting at Waukesha County Technical College also included the WTCS Board’s Futuremaker Partner award honoring Eaton, a Waukesha power management company which has a strong relationship with WCTC that includes hiring WCTC graduates, participating in specialized training opportunities through the college’s corporate training center, exploring new apprenticeship offerings and more. Additionally the Board toured the colleges’ health care simulation areas and heard a presentation on the Medical Interpreter program, a high-demand position in health care.