UPDATE, March 25: The deadline for accepting applications from district residents seeking appointments to the board has been extended to noon, April 7.
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The Board Appointment Committee for the college's Board of Trustees has begun accepting applications from district residents seeking appointments to the board. The deadline for applications is noon on March 23.
Four seats will be open for appointment. Three are currently filled. Up for reappointment are Fred Burkhardt, Suzanne Henkel Deans and Patricia M. Johnson. The three-year appointments begin July 1, 2010, and end June 30, 2013.
The seat held by Rebecca Vail is open due to her resignation, effective March 31, after accepting a position at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Vacancies for three-year terms are one Kenosha County seat, one Walworth County seat and one Racine County seat: One must be an "employer," meaning someone who has the authority to oversee or recommend employee hiring, firing, suspension, discipline, layoffs, recalls, promotions, discharges and grievances. One must be an "employee," someone who is employed but does not meet the classification of an employer member. One is an additional member, open to any district resident.
The two-year seat to complete Vail’s term must be from Walworth County and needs to be an employer member.
Applications must be notarized, include two letters of reference, and applicants must be present at the April 14 meeting of the appointment committee at the Burlington Center, 496 McCanna Parkway. Chairpersons of the Kenosha County, Racine County and Walworth County boards of supervisors make up the interview committee.
Those interested in applying can obtain the application/affidavit packet online or at county clerks’ offices in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties, or at Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, Academic Affairs Office Room 132, 3520-30th Ave.; Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus, North Building Room 202, 400 County Road H; Gateway’s Racine Campus, Main Building Room 201, 1001 S. Main St.; and Gateway’s Burlington Center, 496 McCanna Parkway.