Blackhawk Technical College accepting board applications from elected officials

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Gazette staff
Monday, June 30, 2014

JANESVILLE —Blackhawk Technical College is accepting applications for a three-year term on its board.

The vacancy was created when former Chairman Kevin Leavy resigned May 30. He had filled the elected-official seat on the board since July 1, 2005.

Leavy was no longer eligible to hold the seat after stepping down from the Beloit City Council.

An applicant must hold state or local elected office and be a resident of Rock County, according to a written release.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. July 14. No additional names will be accepted after the deadline, according to the written release.

The term runs from September 2014 until June 30, 2017.

An appointment committee will hold a public hearing at the Rock County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. Names of candidates submitted by the deadline will be released at least 14 days before the public hearing and meetings, according to the release.

Applicants must submit two references supporting their nominations and attend a meeting of the district board appointment committee to be interviewed, according to the written release.

No more than two members of the board may be members of the same governmental unit. The board member cannot be a member of the school board that employs the school district administrator member, according to the release.

The current school district administrator on the BTC board is Janesville School District Superintendent Karen Schulte.

The vacancy is not a paid position except for expenses incurred during performance of duties, according to the release.

Applications must be submitted in writing and notarized by the deadline, according to the release.

For more information, contact Jackie Pins at (608) 757-7772.

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