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Judith Castro-Romaker
Executive Assistant to the President
(608) 246-6678 
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Kristin Rolling
Executive Assistant to the President and District Board
(608) 246-6677
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Madison College District Board Members

The Madison College District Board consists of nine members: two employers, two employees, three members-at-large, an elected official and a school district administrator.

The members of the board are appointed by a board appointment committee comprised of the county board chairpersons of the counties included, all or in part, in the Madison College District. The chairperson of the most populous county serves as chairperson of the appointment committee. Representation on the board is apportioned throughout the district as set forth in section 38.08 of Wisconsin statutes.

  • Joseph J. Hasler

    Joseph J. Hasler

    Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2019
    Board Chair
    Employer Member
    jhasler@madisoncollege.edu


    Joseph Hasler joined the Madison College District Board on July 2013. He resides in Reedsburg and is an attorney with LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP. Hasler earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association and is heavily involved in the community, including the Wisconsin Elections Board, the City of Reedsburg Planning Commission and the Reedsburg Area Medical Center Board of Directors.

  • Arlyn R. Halvorson

    Arlyn R. Halvorson

    Term: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2018
    Board Vice-Chair
    Employee Member
    ahalvorson1@madisoncollege.edu


    Arlyn Halvorson joined the Madison College District Board in July 2012. He was elected Board Treasurer in July 2014, and is the current vice-chair having previously served as board secretary. He works for the Dane County Highway Department and is president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local #65. Halvorson has been a member of the McFarland K-12 School Board since 1995, currently serving as board president. During his spare time, he tends to the family farm in the Town of Dunn.

  • Frances M. Huntley-Cooper

    Frances M. Huntley-Cooper

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2020
    Board Secretary
    Member-At-Large
    608-246-6088
    fhuntley-cooper@madisoncollege.edu


    Frances Huntley-Cooper was reappointed to the Madison College District Board in July 2017. Prior to that, she served on the District Board from July 2007 through June 2017, holding the position of board vice chair (2009-2011) and board chair (2011-2013, 2015-2017). Huntley-Cooper was an administrator in the Worker’s Compensation Division of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development prior to retiring in 2011. A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Huntley-Cooper earned her master’s degrees in social work, public policy and administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the mayor of Fitchburg from 1991 to 1993, making history for being the first and only African American mayor elected in Wisconsin. She was recognized as a 2002 Woman of Distinction by the YWCA. Huntley-Cooper is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Kappa Psi Omega Chapter) and the NAACP (Dane County Chapter).

  • Shiva Bidar-Sielaff

    Shiva Bidar-Sielaff

    Term: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
    Board Treasurer
    Employer Member
    bidar@madisoncollege.edu


    Shiva Bidar-Sielaff has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2015, when she was appointed as an employer member. She was elected as board secretary in 2016, and Board Treasurer in 2017. Bidar-Sielaff resides in Madison and is chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. She is an alder on the Madison Common Council, as well as an executive committee member on the Dane County Latino Support Network and co-chair of the Latino Health Council of Dane County. Bidar-Sielaff earned a Master of Arts in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. She was awarded a City of Madison/Dane County Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in January 2010 and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 2005.

  • Dr. Elton J. Crim Jr.

    Elton J. Crim Jr.
    Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020
    Member-At-Large
    jwinn@madisoncollege.edu


    Dr. Elton J. Crim, Jr. was appointed to the Madison College District Board as a member-at-large in July 2017. Crim resides in Fitchburg and is a clinical professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served on many university committees and is currently an advisor for the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, the Returning Adult Student Award Committee, and the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Program Review Committee. Crim earned a doctorate in higher education and policy from Pennsylvania State University, a master of science in public service management from DePaul University, and a bachelor of science in biology from DePaul.

  • Kelly J. Crombie

    Kelly J. Crombie

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2020
    Elected Official Member
    jkcrombie@madisoncollege.edu


    Kelly Crombie has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2014. He served as the mayor of Columbus (2013-2017) and was elected to the Columbus School District Board of Education in April 2017. Crombie is an attorney and owner of Crombie Law Office and also is the owner of Mullin's Drive-In in Columbus. Crombie earned his doctor of law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2012.

  • Randy S. Guttenberg

    Randy S. Guttenberg

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018
    School District Administrator Member
    rguttenberg@madisoncollege.edu


    Randy Guttenberg has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2014. He has been the superintendent of Waunakee Community School District since 2008 and prior to that was superintendent of Montello School District and assistant superintendent at Baraboo School District. Guttenberg earned his master of science degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and is currently a doctorate candidate in educational leadership and policy analysis. Guttenberg is a member of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Locally, he is a member of the Waunakee Chapter of Rotary International and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Shawn W. Pfaff

    Shawn W. Pfaff

    Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2019
    Employee Member
    swpfaff@madisoncollege.edu


    Shawn Pfaff joined the Madison College District Board in July 2013. He was elected board vice chair in July 2014. He is the owner of Pfaff Public Affairs and previously was the mayor of Fitchburg from 2011 to 2015. Pfaff is a member of the University of Wisconsin Idea Scholars Program, director of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation Board of Sponsors and director of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

  • Alex Hipler

     

    Alex Hipler 
    Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
    Student Representative/Liaison
    studentrep@madisoncollege.edu


    Alex Hipler, a Madison native, is enrolled in the Liberal Arts Transfer program. He intends to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a bachelor’s degree in finance from the School of Business. Upon completion, he wants to become a financial advisor and eventually a hedge fund manager. Hipler’s personal goals include founding nonprofit organizations providing impoverished individuals with education geared toward financial well-being and offering scholarships to ambitious students. He aspires to positively impact his community and fellow students.