LTC Board Welcomes New Members and Elects Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/26/2017

Don Pohlman
Don Pohlman
Kim Rooney
Kim Rooney
John Wyatt
John Wyatt
Lois Vasquez
Lois Vasquez

CLEVELAND, WI – 

The Lakeshore Technical College Board welcomed two new members and reappointed one member at the board's recent annual organizational meeting.

LTC is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the county board chairs of the counties making up the Lakeshore district – Calumet, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan. The LTC District Board consists of 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. Board members serve staggered three-year terms and meet once a month.

Don Pohlman has been reappointed as the elected official member for term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Pohlman is the mayor of the City of Plymouth. He holds a degree in accounting and business administration from Concordia University. Pohlman served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam Era.  He is a life member of the VFW Post 5612 Plymouth and a 36-year member of American Legion Post 243 Plymouth. He is also a 38-year member of the Plymouth Rotary Club, a Boy Scout Merit Badge counselor and serves on the board of directors for his church. In his spare time, he drives part-time school bus in Sheboygan and part-time Tour Coach across the country. He has served on the LTC Board since 2015.

Kim Rooney has been appointed as the additional member for term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Rooney is the CEO of UnitedOne Credit Union in Manitowoc. She oversees the key strategic areas and strategic planning of the credit union:  Accounting, Lending, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Services, Financial Services and Asset Protection. Rooney has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and psychology from UW-Eau Claire.   Rooney also holds a board position for the Holiday House of Manitowoc and the United Way of Manitowoc. She taught at LTC as an adjunct instructor from 2002-2004.

John Wyatt has been appointed as the additional member for term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Wyatt is currently the Systems Project Manager for Kohler Company where he has been employed since 1989. Wyatt has over 25 years experience of managing complex business systems in engineering and information technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Central Missouri State University, a Bachelor of Science 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 IT Advisory Committee member for Lakeshore Technical College, head trustee of Plymouth Alliance Church and has a lifelong interest in education.

In addition, current board members John Lukas, Roy Kluss and Lois Vasquez were elected Board Officers for the next term. Lukas will be Chair, Kluss will serve as Vice Chair and Vasquez will become the Secretary/ Treasurer.

John Lukas is the vice president of LDI Industries, Inc., a family owned business with approximately 250 employees split between the Manitowoc facility and another facility in Huntley, Illinois. He has coordinated and overseen seven different State Indentured Apprenticeship Programs at LDI for 22 years. In recognition of his commitment to technical education, he has been awarded with the Youth Apprentice Business Partner of the Year for Manitowoc County, Governor's Exemplary Employer Award, and LTC's Apprenticeship Medallion Award and Educational Leadership Award. Lukas is also active as a member on program advisory committees, the Lakeshore Area School to Work Consortium, and the Chamber's Workforce Development Committee. He also currently serves as the past president for the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association executive committee. He has served on the LTC Board since 2001.

Roy Kluss is the Alternatives to Incarnation Coordinator for the Sheboygan County Detention Center where he administers the inmate work release, day reporting and electronic monitoring programs. For his work in the community, Mr. Kluss received the Sheboygan County Award of Excellence, Curtis and Associate's Project Excellence Award, and LTC's Community Service Award. He is a member of the RCS Employment Committee, Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, board member for Savvy, Inc. and board Member for Tee-Box. He has served on the LTC Board since 1997.

Lois Vasquez is a Systems Integration Specialist for Modern Business Machines and holds her Associate Degree in Applied Science – IT Network Specialist from Lakeshore Technical College. Vasquez also served as Student Government Association secretary, Phi Theta Kappa secretary and Wisconsin Student Government representative while completing her degree at Lakeshore Technical College. Vasquez also volunteers her time with Green Acres Boxer Rescue. She has served on the LTC Board since 2015.

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: gotoltc.edu.

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