• Provost

    Turina Bakken, Ph.D

    Executive Assistants:
    Jennifer Zarrinnam, 608.245.5862

    Turina Bakken is the provost at Madison College. She has served as vice provost, associate vice president, dean, associate dean, program director and faculty member. Bakken is a member of the College Assembly and holds board of director positions for multiple organizations outside of the college.

    She was awarded the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award in 2006 and received the college’s Outstanding Employee award in 2010. In 2016, she received the Dr. Idahlynee Karre Exemplary Leadership Award from the national chair committee.

    She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bakken earned a master of science in marketing and organizational theory, bachelor of applied arts in marketing with a specialization in international business, bachelor of arts in French area studies and a certificate from the Faculte des Lettres in Aix en Provence, France.

    In addition to her accomplishments at Madison College, Bakken has served as color commentator for University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey and hosted a sports radio show on the BIG1070 and ESPN radio.


    • Academic Integrated Systems and Operations

      • School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology
      • School of Health Sciences
      • School of Nursing
      • STEM Center
    • Center for International Education
    • School of Academic Advancement
    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • Strategic Academic Initiatives
      • School of Human and Protective Services
      • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
    • Emeritus Status
    • Strategic Partnerships and Innovation
      • School of Business and Applied Arts
      • School of Professional and Continuing Education
      • Business and Industry Services
      • Center for Early College and Workforce Strategy
      • Entrepreneurship Center
      • Digital Credentials Institute
  • Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

    Tim Casper, Ed.D
    Vice President of Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness


    Executive Assistants:
    Kimberley Brudny, 608.246.6035
    Beth Eggemeier, 608.246.6198

    Dr. Tim Casper is the vice president for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Madison Area Technical College.

    In 2016, he led the successful process of the college’s re-accreditation. From 2015 – 2016, he organized the development and communication of the needs analysis related to the college’s Madison Metro campus facilities. During 2017, Casper led community engagement efforts related to programmatic and facility needs for a new campus in South Madison.

    Presently, Casper is leading a college-wide effort to improve student course success by providing faculty with specific student engagement best practices in the classroom.

    Casper earned his doctorate from Edgewood College, obtained a master of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


    • Student Access and Success
    • Dean of Students Office
      • College Success & Counseling
      • Disability Resource Services
      • Testing Services
    • Government Relations
    • Libraries & Academic Support Services
    • Strategic Enrollment Management
      • Admissions
      • Enrollment Student Services
    • Strategic Integration & Initiatives
  • Finance and Administration

    Mark Thomas
    Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration/COO

    Administrative Services
    (608) 246-6301

    Executive Assistant:
    Jill Spilde, 608.246.6037

    Mark Thomas has been the chief financial officer and vice president of Finance and Administration at Madison Area Technical College since 2014.

    Thomas worked in the public and nonprofit sectors in Chicago and southwestern Michigan for more than 20 years as a chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, chief of staff and budget director.

    He has guest-lectured on public finance and administration at the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

    Thomas serves on the finance committee and executive board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, and is a trustee of the Wisconsin Investment Series Cooperative, a $1.5 billion nonprofit that provides investment fund options to local Wisconsin units of government. In 2017, he was grateful to receive the Outstanding Chief Business Officer of the Year award from the Community College Business Officers.

    Thomas has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University, master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago, and has received additional training at the University of Michigan and Harvard University.


    • Administration
    • Athletics
    • Facility Services
    • Financial Services
    • Public Safety Services
    • Technology Services
  • Human Resources & CHRO

    Rosemary Buschhaus

    Vice President of Human Resources & CHRO

    Title IX Coordinator-Employees

    ADA/504 Coordinator


    Contact Executive Assistant:
    Michelle Abreu, 608.243.4265


    • Employee Relations
    • Compensation, Benefits & Employee Wellness
    • Human Resources Information Systems
    • Professional Development
    • Talent Acquisition
  • Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

    Lucía Nuñez
    Vice President
    Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

    Executive Assistant:
    Vicki Weber, 608.246.6183

    Lucía Nuñez is the vice president of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for Madison College. She has more than 30 years of experience in the public, nonprofit, social service and education sectors, in addition to publishing educational books for teachers. Nuñez has previously been a teacher, trainer and Peace Corp volunteer.

    She received her master’s in international education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Nuñez also holds a bachelor of arts in political science and Hispanic studies from Connecticut College.

    Originally from Cuba, she grew up in the Caribbean from the Guantanamo Naval Base to the U.S. Virgin Islands before coming to the United States to study and live.


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