President's Office

Judith Castro-Romaker
Executive Assistant to the President
(608) 246-6678 

Kristin Rolling
Executive Assistant to the President and District Board
(608) 246-6677

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.

  • Frances M. Huntley-Cooper

    Frances M. Huntley-Cooper

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017
    Board Chair

    Frances Huntley-Cooper was reappointed to the Madison College District Board in July 2014. Prior to that, she served on the District Board from July 2007 through June 2013, holding the position of Board Vice Chair (2009-2011) and Board Chair (2011-13). Ms. 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, Ms. 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 the City of Fitchburg from 1991 to 1993, making history for being the first and only African American mayor elected in the State of Wisconsin. She was recognized as a 2002 Woman of Distinction by the YWCA. Ms. Huntley-Cooper is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Kappa Psi Omega Chapter) and the NAACP (Dane County Chapter).

  • Shawn W. Pfaff

    Shawn W. Pfaff

    Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2019
    Employee Member

    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 the City of Fitchburg from 2011 to 2015. Mr. 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.

  • Arlyn R. Halvorson

    Arlyn R. Halvorson

    Term: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2018
    Board Treasurer
    Employee Member

    Arlyn Halvorson joined the Madison College District Board in July 2012. He was elected Board Treasurer in July 2014, 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. Mr. 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.

  • Shiva Bidar-Sielaff

    Shiva Bidar-Sielaff

    Term: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
    Board Secretary
    Employer Member

    Shiva Bidar-Sielaff has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2015, when she was appointed as an Employer Member. Ms. Bidar-Sielaff resides in Madison and is Director of Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. She is an Alder on the City of 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. Ms. 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.

  • Kelly J. Crombie

    Kelly J. Crombie

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017
    Elected Official Member

    Kelly Crombie has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2014. He has been the Mayor of the City of Columbus since April 2013, and also serves on the Columbus Planning Commission, City of Columbus Investment Board, Columbus Community Development Authority, Columbus Water and Light Commission, and the Greater Columbus Energy Commission. Mr. Crombie is an attorney and owner of Crombie Law Office and also is the owner of Mullin's Drive-In in Columbus. Mr. 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

    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.  Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

  • Joseph J. Hasler

    Joseph J. Hasler

    Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2019
    Board Vice-Chair
    Employer Member

    Joseph Hasler joined the Madison College District Board on July 2013. He resides in Reedsburg and is an attorney with LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP. Mr. 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.

  • Marcia Whittington

    Marcia Whittington

    Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

    Marcia Whittington joined the District Board in July 2016.  She is currently the Chief Development Officer for Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.  She previously served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Edgewood College and as CEO of Gilda’s Club, Madison.  Marcia Whittington is also the Board President for TEMPO Madison, and past Chair of the Button Box and Greeter Committee for the Downtown Rotary, a board member for the Madison Area Aging Community Consortium, and is a member of numerous professional organizations.

  • Joel D. Winn

    Joel D. Winn

    Term: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

    Joel Winn has been a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2008. He served as Board Treasurer for three years. Mr. Winn retired in 2012 after serving as Executive Director of the Fort HealthCare Foundation in Fort Atkinson. Mr. Winn earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Milton College and has served on numerous community organizations, including the Fort Atkinson City Council, Fort Community Foundation, Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, and Hoard Historical Museum. Mr. Winn chairs the annual Koshkonong Buckskinner Rendezvous and has received several community awards, including the Economic Contribution Award from the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce, the Distinguished Service Award from the Lions Club, and the Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club.

  • Samantha Arnold


    Term: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
    Student Representative/Liaison

    Samantha is in the Madison College Liberal Arts transfer program. After completing the program she will be transfer to UW-Madison, majoring in Spanish. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, Samantha plans to attend law school to fulfill her career goal of becoming a lawyer. As a lawyer, she would like to assist with adoption cases between the United States and South American countries to better the lives of children and families.

    Samantha is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Afghanistan in 2014 as a Horizontal Construction Engineer(12N). As a student at Madison College, she enjoys going to monthly book clubs, playing intramural sports, and building homes for homeless veterans through Habitat for Humanity.

    Collective action of the Madison College Student Senate and the Madison College District Board during the Fall of 2013 created an opportunity for a student of Madison College to serve as a student representative (liaison) to the Madison College District Board. The Student Representative to the District Board is elected by the student body. 

    Samantha Arnold was elected by students in May 2016 as a non-voting student liaison to the District Board, and she began her one-year term on July 11, 2016. Student input, questions and comments can be emailed to Ms. Arnold.