Board of Trustees Appointment Process
Nicolet Area Technical College (NATC) is governed by a nine-member District Board appointed by the Iron, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas 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.
Each year, three members are appointed to serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The annual appointment process typically begins in February or March. 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 NATC district, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities. Consideration is also given to representatives of business and industry as required for employer and employee representatives. NOTE: No two members of the NATC District Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any district board member be a member of the school board that employs the school district administrator member. All applicants are eligible to apply and be considered for the additional member category.
There are four requirements all applicants must meet to be eligible for appointment:
- The applicant must reside within the NATC District.
- The applicant must submit a completed, signed, and notarized application/affidavit within 14 days of publication of the official announcement.
- The applicant must submit at least two letters of reference supporting their candidacy.
- The applicant must attend an appointment meeting/public hearing in person and be interviewed.
Meeting Notice 1 - Intent to Appoint
Meeting Notice 2 - Candidate Names
Primary Responsibilities of Board Members
Plan of Representation
NATC District Map
Wisconsin Technical College System Overview
Direct questions regarding NATC’s annual board appointment process to:
Assistant to the President and District Board
Nicolet Area Technical College
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501