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Nicolet College - Three trustees selected for the Nicolet College Board


Three trustees selected
for the Nicolet College Board


One incumbent and two new members were recently selected to fill three-year terms on the Nicolet College Board of Trustees.

Ron Zimmerman, Tomahawk, was reappointed and Jeaninne Bruguier, Lac du Flambeau, and Thom Umlauf, Rhinelander, were chosen as new members to the nine-member board.

Zimmerman, human resources director for the Packaging Corporation of America, had previously been named to the board to fill the remaining year on a term when a member representing Oneida and Lincoln counties resigned.

Bruguier is the education director for Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Tribe and was selected to fill the seat designated for an employee from Vilas or Iron county. Umlauf is chief executive officer of Superior Diesel in Rhinelander and would fill an at-large seat representing Oneida and Langlade counties. Zimmerman would serve as the employer representative on the Nicolet board.

All three names will now be forwarded to the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, which must formally approve the appointments. The state board is expected to take up the matter at its May meeting.

If approved, the three will be sworn in at the July meeting of the Nicolet College Board of Trustees.

Zimmerman, Bruguier, and Umlauf were selected from a pool of nine candidates considered by the appointment committee, which is comprised of the six county board chairs, or their representatives, of the six counties that comprise the Nicolet district.

Bruguier and Umlauf will replace Kathleen Marshall and Betty Graveen, whose terms will expire in June.

In order to ensure a broad base of representation, state guidelines dictate that the nine members on the board must come from specific geographic locations in the district and that one must be an elected government or school board official, one a K-12 superintendent and remaining members fulfill employer, employee, or member-at-large requirements. There must also be a balance of male, female and minority representation on the board.

Other members of the Nicolet board include Gene Carlson, Crandon; Bob Martini, Rhinelander; Elizabeth Reach, Eagle River; Amy Jacobs, Elcho; Marcelina Metropulos, Lake Tomahawk; and Dr. Richard Peters, Crandon.

The Nicolet district covers approximately 4,000 square miles and includes all of Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties and portions of Iron, Lincoln and Langlade counties.


Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010