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Applications Being Accepted for FVTC Board of Trustees

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) is accepting applications until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 for three upcoming vacancies on the College’s District Board of Trustees. The openings are for one employer, one employee, and one additional member. Each position’s term runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.

Yvette Dunlap of Appleton holds the employer member position on the board up for reappointment. She is a retired assistant superintendent of student services for the Appleton Area School District. Dunlap was appointed to the FVTC Board in July, 2010.

Barbara Hanson of Menasha holds the employee position on the board up for reappointment. She serves as a support staff member for Primerica Financial Services. Hanson was appointed to the FVTC Board in July, 2004 and currently serves as board secretary.

Sharon Hulce of Appleton holds the additional member position on the board up for reappointment. Hulce is currently president/CEO of Employment Resource Group, Inc. She was appointed to the FVTC Board in July, 2010 and currently serves as board treasurer.

The FVTC District is governed by a nine-member board comprised of two employers, two employees, three additional (at-large) members, a school district administrator, and an elected official. Each year, the terms for three board posts expire.

Timelines and procedures for the 2013 application process were established by the District’s Board Appointment Committee, made up of school board presidents from the 28 K-12 districts within FVTC’s service area. According to its guidelines, each applicant must submit a notarized affidavit, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation to Sharon Fenlon, Board Appointment Chairperson, c/o Fox Valley Technical College, P.O. Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912-2277 by 4:00 p.m. on February 27.

Eligible candidates must reside within the FVTC District, which includes the K-12 school districts of Appleton, Brillion, Chilton, Clintonville, Freedom, Hilbert, Hortonville, Iola-Scandinavia, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Manawa, Marion, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Omro, Oshkosh, Seymour, Shiocton, Stockbridge, Waupaca, Wautoma, Westfield, Weyauwega-Fremont, Wild Rose, Winneconne, and Wrightstown.

Equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the FVTC District and to the distribution of women and minority members. Prospective applicants are invited to an information session at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 in Room A104S of FVTC’s Appleton Campus, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive (enter through Entrance 1 and follow the signs). Topics will include an overview of FVTC, the role of board members, time commitment, and the application process.

Once the application materials are received, they will be examined to verify candidates’ eligibility and then distributed to the committee members for review. The next step in the process includes a public hearing conducted by the Board Appointment Committee at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in Room E130 at FVTC’s Appleton Campus, 1825 N. Bluemound, Appleton. Per state statutes, applicants must be present for appointment consideration. During the hearing, each candidate will make a brief oral presentation not to exceed five minutes and respond to questions from the appointment committee.

Application forms are available by contacting Vicky Van Hout, board appointment coordinator, at (920) 735-5731 or by e-mail at vanhout@fvtc.edu. Applicants can also visit www.fvtc.edu to obtain the necessary forms.