Dr. Rodney Pasch served as Vice President of Human Resources, IT and Facilities at Moraine Park Technical College for 18 years. More recently, he was Director of Human Resources and interim IT Director for the City of Fond du Lac, and served a six-year term as Commissioner with the Wisconsin Employment Relation Commission.
His professional and community service included 13 years as a Consultant/Evaluator for the North Central Association, The Higher Learning Commission, evaluating colleges in a 19-state area for institutional effectiveness and ongoing accreditation status. In addition, Rodney served 16 years on the Board of Directors of Fox Valley Savings Bank, was a member of the Fond du Lac Area Economic Authority, and served in numerous other local, state and national leadership capacities. He has received Awards for Leadership from the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA), and the Wisconsin Vocational Association.
Rodney grew up on a dairy farm near Kendall, Wisconsin and graduated from Royall High School. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Technology from UW-Platteville and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UW-Madison. His teaching experience includes carpentry trades at Southwest Tech in Fennimore, graduate courses in architectural design and industrial materials at UW Platteville, and graduate courses in Educational Leadership and Public Sector Labor Law at Marian University in Fond du Lac.
He is a Vietnam-era U.S. Army veteran, serving as a combat engineer, and lives with his wife Phyllis on a farm near Hillsboro.