Leadership Changes Made at Lakeshore Technical College




Lakeshore Technical College President Dr. Paul Carlsen announced the following changes within college leadership:

Dr. Tanya Boman was named interim vice president of instruction. She has 34 years of experience in the Wisconsin Technical College System, with 24 at Lakeshore. She most recently served as vice president of strategy.

Heidi Soodsma was named vice president of outreach. She previously served as executive assistant and senior advisor to the president, responsibilities she will retain in her new role. She will also lead marketing and community outreach efforts. Soodsma joined Lakeshore in 2014.

Shauna Nischik was named vice president of strategy. She previously served as the college’s executive director of grants. She joined Lakeshore in 2017.

Tanya Boman
Dr. Tanya Boman

Heidi Soodsma
Heidi Soodsma

Shauna Nischik
Shauna Nischik

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #4 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu