Madison College Cabinet Members

The Madison Area Technical College cabinet operates under the President's Office and District Board of Trustees

  • Provost

    Madison College Provost Turina Bakken

    Turina Bakken, Ph.D

    Executive Assistants:
    Ann Camillo, (608) 246-6080
    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.


  • Student Development and Success

    Madison College Executive Vice President Keith Cornille

    Keith Cornille, Ed.D
    Executive Vice President and Chief Student Services Officer

    Student Development and Success
    (608) 246-6464

    Executive Assistant:
    Laurie Beardsley, (608) 258-2461

    Keith Cornille is the executive vice president and chief student services officer for Student Development and Success at Madison Area Technical College. He is responsible for the leadership and oversight of student services, presenting programs and services that promote student development, build inclusive learning communities, and prepare students for successful work and global citizenship.

    Cornille received his associate of arts from College of DuPage, bachelor of arts from Eastern Illinois University, master of arts from Northeastern Illinois University and doctor of education in educational leadership from Edgewood College.


  • Administrative Services

    Madison College Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Mark Thomas

    Mark Thomas
    Chief Financial Officer and Vice President

    Administrative Services
    (608) 246-6301

    Executive Assistant:
    Jill Spilde, (608) 246-6037

    Mark Thomas has been the chief financial officer and vice president of Administrative Services 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.


    • Special Assistant to the Vice President
    • Financial Services
    • Auxiliary Services
    • Public Safety Services
    • Office of Budget and Management
    • Director of Operations
  • Human Resources

    Madison College Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff ReevesJeffrey Reeves
    Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer
    Human Resources
    (608) 243-4137

    Executive Assistant:
    Lyrae Nadolski, (608) 246-6303

    Jeff Reeves is the vice president of Human Resources and chief human resources officer for Madison College. Reeves also serves as the co-chair of the Employee Relations and Professional Development Council. He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior business executive for Fortune 500 organizations.

    He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, plus certifications in employee relations law, and labor relations and arbitration. Reeves is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has completed additional business courses.

    In addition to his roles in business and human resources, Reeves is also an author and former NFL football player. As an active community leader, he is founder and president of a foundation that provides college scholarships, alternative education development and sports programs for at risk inner city youth. 


    • Employee Relations, EEO/AA and Title IX
    • HRIS Data Management, Analysis and Administrative Services
    • Professional Development
    • Talent Acquisition and Talent Solutions
    • Total Rewards, Recognition and Wellness
  • Institutional Learning and Effectiveness

    Madison College Vice President Tim Casper

    Tim Casper, Ed.D
    Vice President

    Institutional Learning and Effectiveness
    (608) 246-6035

    Executive Assistant:
    Kimberley Brudny, (608) 246-6035

    Dr. Tim Casper is the vice president for Institutional Learning and 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.


    • Institutional Research and Effectiveness
    • Grants
    • Technology Services
    • Government Relations
    • Communications and Strategic Marketing
    • Institutional Accreditation
    • Strategic Planning
  • Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

    Madison College Vice President Lucia Nunez
    Lucía Nuñez
    Vice President
    Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
    (608) 246-6434

    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.