Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Announces 3 Presidential Finalists

Posted on 3-30-2023

Following a national search, three finalists have been selected for the position of President at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.  The new president will replace Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, who announced his retirement earlier this year after serving the college and community since 1997.

The following finalists have been selected to participate in open forums:

Shah Ardalan, Ed.D.Currently the President of Lone Star College-University Park in Houston, Texas

Kristen Raney, Ed.D. – Currently the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in Davenport, Iowa

Kathryn Rogalski, Ed.D.Currently Vice President of Learning at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, in Green Bay, Wisconsin

The finalists were recommended by a search advisory committee comprised of students, faculty, staff, community leaders, the NWTC Board of Trustees, and the NWTC Foundation Board, chaired by the President of the NWTC Board of Trustees, Cathy Dworak.

“We are pleased with the high quality of candidates for the next leader of NWTC,” said Dworak, “all with careers supporting students and their communities.”

Each candidate will spend a day on the Green Bay Campus meeting with faculty, staff, and students. An open public forum will be held for each candidate. A schedule can be found at Community members are invited to participate in a public open forum and can submit questions in advance at All questions must be submitted by 12:00pm, on Friday, March 31st.

Learn more information about the candidates, timeline, and presidential search HERE.