District Board Appointment Process

The governing board of Madison Area Technical College is made up of nine individuals appointed from within the Madison Area Technical College District:

  • two employers,
  • two employees,
  • one school district administrator,
  • one elected official, and
  • three additional members.

Madison Area Technical College District Board members are appointed by a committee comprised of the 12 county board chairs from the counties which make up the Madison Area Technical College district: Dane, Sauk, Jefferson, Columbia and Marquette Counties; and portions of Adams, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Richland and Rock Counties.

Each year, three members are appointed to serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The annual appointment process typically begins in January or February. 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 Madison Area Technical College 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 Madison Area Technical College 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 important requirements all applicants must meet to be eligible for appointment:

  1. must reside within the Madison Area Technical College district;
  2. must submit a properly completed application/affidavit within 14 days of publication of the official announcement; NOTE: the 2016 application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 (please note that the completed application must be printed, signed and notarized prior to submission);
  3. must submit at least two letters of reference supporting their candidacy; and
  4. must attend the March 7, 2016 appointment meeting/public hearing in person and be interviewed.

Questions regarding Madison Area Technical College’s annual board appointment process can be directed to:

Kristin Rolling
Executive Assistant to Madison College President & District Board
Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Tel. (608) 246-6677
Fax. (608) 246-6700