Lakeshore Technical College to Hold Community Receptions for New President



Dr. Paul Carlson


The community is invited to attend a reception for new Lakeshore Technical College President, Dr. Paul Carlsen. Attendees may choose to attend either reception. The first reception will be held on Tuesday, August 8 from 7:30-9:00am at Holiday Inn in Manitowoc.  The second reception will be held on Wednesday, August 9 from 4:30-6:00pm at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute in Sheboygan.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with Dr. Carlsen and talk about his vision for the college and share ideas for the future of LTC.

Prior to joining LTC, Dr. Carlsen worked for Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS).  He provided direct leadership for workforce development, academics, WorkReady U (Louisiana's adult education provider network), enrollment management, student affairs, financial aid, online learning, policy development, and institutional research in support of LCTCS colleges. In addition, he taught American Government as an adjunct instructor at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana.

Before working in higher education, Carlsen served as a statistical and research analyst with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and as the chief workforce economist for Louisiana Economic Development (LED) FastStart.  He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Denver and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado.

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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