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WTCS President Dr. Morna K. Foy announces retirement

MADISON – Today, Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Dr. Morna K. Foy announced her plans to retire later this year.

“It’s been my honor and an absolute blast to lead such an amazing organization,” Foy said. “I want to thank the WTCS Board for their trust and support. I’ve had the chance to work with so many talented educators, state and local policymakers, and workforce development partners to realize the technical colleges’ promise of excellence for students, employers, and communities across Wisconsin. I am confident that my WTCS colleagues will continue this tradition of innovation for years to come.”

Dr. Foy’s public service career spans 35 years, the last 26 in the WTCS. During her tenure, Foy championed the System’s collaborative culture and demonstrated student outcomes. She developed new partnerships with employers, industry organizations and education philanthropies. Foy also advanced significant growth in dual enrollment opportunities for high school students, stackable credentials, transfer pathways, and student success outcomes.

“The Wisconsin Technical College System has had strong, intentional leadership under Dr. Foy,” said S. Mark Tyler, WTCS Board President. “Twelve years ago, we asked Morna to elevate awareness of, and appreciation for, technical colleges and their graduate outcomes. She has and continues to meet that challenge by expanding the System’s reputation for relevant, rigorous, flexible, and student-focused programs and services that respond to the changing talent needs of Wisconsin’s employers.”

The WTCS Board will conduct a nationwide search for a new System president in the months ahead.


About Dr. Morna K. Foy

Dr. Foy joined the Wisconsin Technical College System in 1998 and was appointed System president in 2012. She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MPA in Finance and Policy from Indiana University and a doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison.

About Wisconsin Technical College System

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) offers more than 500 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas, short-term technical diplomas, and certificates. The System is the major provider of customized instruction and technical assistance for Wisconsin employers. With more than 280,000 people enrolling each year, it is the largest higher education system in the state.