Lakeshore Technical College District Board Swears Members In and Elects Officers
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CLEVELAND, WI —
The Lakeshore Technical College Board of Trustees swore in two new board members and one incumbent board member who began their terms at the board’s annual organizational meeting July 12. The Board of Trustees also elected officers for the next term.
LTC has an appointed board consisting of nine members: two employer members, two employee members, three additional members, one elected official member who holds a state or local office, and one school district administrator. Three members are appointed to the LTC Board of Trustees each year by a committee comprised of the county board chairs of the counties making up the Lakeshore district: Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, and Ozaukee. Terms for the three board members sworn in July 12 expire June 30, 2024.
Curt Brauer, business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494, serves as an employee member. He leads strategic planning efforts to communicate organizational priorities and mobilizes stakeholders to advocate for labor-friendly legislation on the local, state, and federal levels. He is also a Sheboygan County board supervisor and a Habitat for Humanity Lakeside board member.
Belinda Esquinas, executive director for The Crossing of Manitowoc County, serves as an employer member. The Crossing of Manitowoc County is a non-profit organization with a mission to offer life-affirming help to individuals facing unplanned pregnancies. Esquinas’ responsibilities include administration, fundraising, community relations, client service, and staff supervision. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Cordoba, Spain. Esquinas also serves as a board member for Manitowoc Noon Rotary and as pastor at Connection Church in Manitowoc.
Dr. Mike Trimberger, superintendent for the Random Lake School District, will continue serving as the school district administrator member. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Trimberger is president and co-founder of INSPIRE Sheboygan County and a member of the Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership.
Board officers elected for 2021-22 are Don Pohlman, chair, John Wyatt, vice chair, and Kim Rooney, secretary/treasurer.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.
LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $52,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.