Madison College District Board members are appointed by a committee comprised of the 12 county board chairs from the counties that make up our district.

About Serving on the Board

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.

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.

The governing board of Madison College is made up of nine individuals appointed from within our district.

    Membership includes:

    • Two employers
    • Two employees
    • One school district administrator
    • One elected official
    • Three additional members

    How to Apply

    There are four important requirements all potential board applicants must meet to be eligible for an appointment.

    1. Residency

    Applicants must reside within the Madison Area Technical College District.

    Counties in the Madison College District

    • Columbia County, but not Markesan School District
    • Dane County, but not Barneveld or Pecatonica School Districts
    • Jefferson County, but not Kettle Moraine, Oconomowoc or Palmyra-Eagle School Districts
    • Marquette County, but not Markesan or Princeton School Districts
    • Sauk County, but not Hillsboro, Ithaca or Weston School Districts

    Plus Parts of These Counties

    • Adams County: Wisconsin Dells
    • Dodge County: Columbus, Randolph, Waterloo and Watertown
    • Green County: Belleville, New Glarus and Oregon
    • Iowa County: Mount Horeb, River Valley and Wisconsin Heights
    • Juneau County: Reedsburg, Wisconsin Dells and Wonewoc-Union Center
    • Richland County: River Valley
    • Rock County: Oregon and Stoughton

    2. Apply

    Applications will be accepted no later than Noon on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

    Email your completed application to president@madisoncollege.edu or mail it to:

    Patrick Miles, Chairperson
    Board Appointment Committee 
    Madison Area Technical College
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI  53704

    3. Letters of Reference

    Applicants must submit at least two letters of reference supporting their candidacy along with their application.

    4. Meeting Attendance

    Must attend the appointment meeting/public hearing and be interviewed by the Appointment Committee. Date TBD.

    Notice of Intent

    To Appoint Madison College District Board Member

    Notice is hereby given that the Board Appointment Committee of the Madison Area Technical College District Board will accept applications from individuals residing in the District for the appointment of one individual to the Madison Area Technical College District Board.  The Madison Area Technical College District includes portions of Dane, Sauk, Jefferson, Columbia, Marquette, Adams, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Richland, and Rock Counties.

    Position which will be open:

    Elected Official Member

    (To fill an unexpired term vacancy ending June 30, 2026)

    Board members are not paid, except for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

    An Elected Official is defined as someone who is a state or local elected official.  

    All applicants are encouraged to apply.  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.  See Section 38.10 (2) Wis. Stats. for more information.

    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 which employs the School District Administrator member.

    Applications must be submitted on forms which may be obtained at madisoncollege.edu/board-appointment-process or by contacting the Madison Area Technical College District Office, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, 608246.6677.  Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation with their application supporting their candidacy to the District Board.  Applicants must also attend a public hearing of the District Board Appointment Committee and be interviewed on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 5:00 pm.  Applications will be accepted no later than Noon on Thursday, May 30, 2024.  No additional names will be accepted from the floor at the time of the Appointment Committee meeting.

    Applications should be sent to:

    Patrick Miles, Chairperson
    Board Appointment Committee 
    Madison Area Technical College
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI  53704

    Or via email to president@madisoncollege.edu