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Raney named NWTC’s next president

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April 21, 2023

GREEN BAY – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has named Dr. Kristen Raney as the next president of the institution – making her the first female and eighth president in the College’s 111-year history.

Raney will begin her role on July 1, following the retirement of Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn who has been with the college for 26 years.

“It was not just Raney’s background that led to the selection by the board, but also her values that aligned with our college’s mission and needs of higher education today,” Cathy Dworak, chair of NWTC’s Board of Trustees, said. “We are excited to start this next chapter in NWTC’s promising future.”

Raney currently serves as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in Davenport, Iowa.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from St. Cloud State University, Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and doctorate in education from Edgewood College.

“I am humbled to be selected as the next president of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College,” Raney said. “I am passionate about higher education because it changes lives and strengthens our communities. NWTC’s focus on serving its students and preparing a strong workforce is truly impressive. I am deeply honored to be selected as its next leader and to carry on our shared mission for student success.”

Raney’s selection was the result of a search process that began last fall led by a 19-member search committee with the support of the executive search firm, Academic Search.

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