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President & CEO

Gateway Technical College
53144, Kenosha

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President & CEO

The Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of president and CEO. The next president will build upon the inspirational work of retiring President and CEO Dr. Bryan Albrecht, who has served in this capacity since 2006. The position demands enthusiasm for our community and mission of the college while having an informed understanding of the changing higher education and workforce preparation landscapes. Nationally recognized, Gateway Technical College has been recognized as a Top Workplace award winner and Most Promising Places to work in Community Colleges by Diverse Issues in High Education. Located in southeast Wisconsin, Gateway serves as a cornerstone for education, workforce and economic development for the region.

The president serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) for the college, reporting to the board of trustees. The president is responsible for the day-to-day administration, management, and oversight of all college operations. The president leads strategically and works with a wide range of internal and external constituents to execute the college's mission, vision and educational philosophy. The president develops business partnerships to increase philanthropy and private funds for programming in support of the Gateway Technical College Foundation. The president must also advocate locally, regionally and nationally for the distinctive technical college mission aligning the needs of students, employers and the regional economic conditions of southeast Wisconsin. This is a wonderful time to join the Red Hawk family and help to shape the future of Gateway Technical College and the communities it serves. 

Gateway Technical College is a two-year publicly funded technical college located in southeast Wisconsin. It is one of the largest members of the state supported Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS),  serving Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties. Gateway has three main campuses, one in each county and six centers throughout the region. Our hands-on, minds-on approach provides an academic and occupational education pathway in more than 70 career programs of study. Combined with  robust on line and hybrid options, Gateway serves approximately 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or advance in their current ones. Gateway provides educational pathways that lead to associate degrees, technical diplomas, industry-aligned certificates, continuing education and training, pre-college diplomas, state recognized apprenticeships and customized training contracts. 

Gateway Technical College is strategically located between the two metropolitan cities of Milwaukee and Chicago, making it a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. The I-94 corridor is a growing economic region, and Gateway is a strategic partner in the Higher Education Regional Alliance (HERA). 

The successful candidate will be a relationship builder and connector with all internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students and the broad spectrum of community partners. The ideal candidate will be a visionary who continues to execute the current strategic plan and inspires confidence and trust within and outside Gateway Technical College. 


    Track record of securing public and private investments through partnerships and grant development.
    Collaborative and transparent leadership style.
    Community engagement experience with community-based organizations, local, state and national government bodies, and private business partnerships.
    Ability to advocate and act in support of a culture of care and work/life balance.
    Commitment to interest-based conversations in making decisions and planning for change.
    Demonstrated aptitude for financial strategy and decision making in a complex environment.
    Successful experience as a strategic leader, including an understanding of the full range of strategic issues in complex organizations and the ability to execute large and ambitious plans.
    A commitment to be active with students and supportive of building a climate that encourages student engagement.
    Experience partnering with numerous community representatives, business and industry, government and non-profit organizations.
    Commitment to and knowledge of the importance of community workforce and economic development partnerships.
    A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including individual action and institutional leadership to advance DEI efforts.
    A demonstrated ability to understand, lead and inspire multiple geographically dispersed campuses and centers.
    Evidence of accountable, ethical and visionary leadership.
    Positive and dynamic human relations skills.
    Visible, accessible and approachable in the college and in the community.
    Evidence of decisive leadership and the ability to be flexible.

Preferred Qualifications

    Earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution. 
    Demonstrated record of successful college leadership experience.
    Knowledge of public and private higher education systems, including community and technical college governance and policy governance leadership (especially in the Wisconsin area).
    Community engagement experience with K-16 pathway alignment.
    Knowledge of student success and student readiness.
    Sensitivity to community and campus culture.
    Demonstrated effective fiscal and enrollment management.
    Experience partnering with education organizations.
    Knowledge of accreditation standards and practices.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC, is assisting Gateway Technical College in the search. Review of confidential applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. A complete application includes a letter of interest describing experience relevant to the position requirements; current resume/curriculum vitae; and contact information for five professional references. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, position, address, telephone number, and email. Application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Turner Asher, Founder, Vice President and Managing Partner

Ann Bailey, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]



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Gateway is committed to making sure females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities have an equal opportunity to employment and education. This is accomplished through and by taking affirmative actions to reach these populations of applicants and students so that they are aware of employment and educational opportunities at Gateway. In addition, the plan assures that our selection, promotion and termination policies, practices and procedures are fair and unbiased. The Office for Equal Opportunity, working with other key departments, is responsible for affirmative action planning. The college's Affirmative Action Officer is Josh Vollendorf, Director of Compliance, 262-564-3062.

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