Lakeshore Technical College Swears Board Members In & Elects Officers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
The Lakeshore Technical College Board of Trustees swore in three incumbent board members who began their next terms at the board’s annual organizational meeting July 10. The Board of Trustees also elected officers for the next term.
The board members sworn in are Don Pohlman, Kim Rooney, and John Wyatt. Officers elected include Wyatt, chair; Rooney, vice chair; and Monica Nichter, secretary/treasurer.
Lakeshore 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 Lakeshore 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 10 expire June 30, 2026.
Pohlman has been reappointed as an elected official member. He is the mayor of Plymouth and holds an accounting and business administration degree from Concordia University. Pohlman served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam Era and is a life member of the VFW Post 5612 Plymouth. He is also a longtime member of both American Legion Post 243 Plymouth and the Plymouth Rotary Club, as well as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor. Pohlman has served on the Lakeshore board since 2015.
Rooney has been reappointed as an additional member. She is the CEO of UnitedOne Credit Union where she oversees strategic planning and key areas including accounting, lending, human resources, marketing, business services, and financial services. Rooney holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and serves as board president for both Ascend Services, Inc. and United Way Manitowoc County, Inc. In addition, she serves as secretary of the board of directors for the Wisconsin Credit Union League. Rooney has served on the Lakeshore board since 2017.
Wyatt has been reappointed as an additional member. He retired from his role as systems project manager at Kohler Company where he was employed since 1989. During his career, he gained over 25 years of experience managing complex business systems in engineering and information technology. Wyatt holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Central Missouri State University, a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Wyatt is an information technology advisory committee member for Lakeshore, head trustee of Plymouth Alliance Church, and has a lifelong interest in education. Wyatt has served on the Lakeshore board since 2017.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 8,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each individual student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked the #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist four out of the last five years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan, as well as in rural Manitowoc County at its School of Ag. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu.