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

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, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* 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

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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