Morna Foy named president of state tech college system

2012-12-13T18:55:00Z 2012-12-13T19:08:17Z Morna Foy named president of state tech college systemDAN SIMMONS | Wisconsin State Journal | | 608-252-6136

The Wisconsin Technical College System has named its next president from within, promoting longtime administrator Morna Foy to the top job overseeing the state's 16 technical college districts.

Foy has been an administrator in the system since 1998. She's been in her current job since 2005 as executive assistant and vice president of policy and government relations. She also worked in the Wisconsin legislative audit bureau from 1989 to 1998 as a program evaluation supervisor.

She becomes the 12th president — and first female president — in the system's 100-year history. She will start in January.

"The board knows that Morna will hit the ground running as a strong leader who builds upon our past success," said Mark Tyler, president of the technical college system board and chair of the presidential search committee, in a statement Thursday.

Tyler earlier had hinted the search would move quickly to replace outgoing president Dan Clancy, who announced his retirement in July.

Foy earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from UW-Madison and a master's degree in public administration from Indiana University. She also is working on a doctorate in educational leadership and policy at UW-Madison.

Carol Spencer of Arizona was the other finalist.

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  1. Laudmauth
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    Laudmauth - December 14, 2012 6:18 am
    Stay classy, Wally.

    Could we see a picture of the first women to hold this position instead of a picture of the departing old white guy?
  2. Wally Kalbacken
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    Wally Kalbacken - December 13, 2012 9:23 pm
    Tough toenails for Carol Spencer!

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