Ad hoc search committee

An ad hoc presidential search committee was appointed by Board of Trustees Chairperson Scott Pierce to begin the process of selecting a new president. The committee consists of Gateway Technical College Trustees Scott Pierce, Pamela Zenner-Richards, William Duncan and Jesse Adams. 

The Ad Hoc Search Committee has appointed Gateway faculty, staff and community partner representatives to join the search committee in the first round of presidential candidate interviews. Interview committee members include Traci Gotz, Physical Therapist Assistant instructor, Cyndean Jennings, Dean of Pre-College & Momentum Programs and Michael Reader, President of Precision Plus. 

R. Scott Pierce

R. Scott Pierce
Trustee, Ad Hoc Chair
Gateway Technical College

R. Scott Pierce retired as district administrator for Central High School District of Westosha from 2008-2018. He began his career in education in 1983 as assistant principal in Platteville, Wisconsin. With a BA from Carthage College, a master’s from UW-Whitewater, an Education Specialist in Educational Administration from UW-Milwaukee and a Doctorate of Education from Cardinal Stritch University, Pierce has served on the Gateway Board since 2009.

Pamela Zenner-Richards

Pamela Zenner-Richards
Trustee, Ad Hoc Member
Gateway Technical College

Pamela Zenner-Richards worked on economic development initiatives at Downtown Racine Development Corp., including the county marina and city Festival Hall. As owner-operator of a short-run, precision machine shop that was among the first to use CNC machines, she helped spark the idea for the CNC Boot Camp, a short-term training model for producing work-ready machinists that has been duplicated nationally. Pamela has served as the Additional Member for Racine County since 2000.

William Duncan
Trustee, Ad Hoc Member
Gateway Technical College

William B. Duncan is president of Duncan Mediation & Consulting Services, LLC. He retired as senior vice president of Aurora University after serving as administrator at George Williams College. He earned a BA from the University of California-Davis; an MS from George Williams College; and a Doctor of Education in Adult Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University. Duncan has represented the Additional Member category on the Gateway Technical District Board since 2013 for Walworth County.

Jesse Adams
Trustee, Ad Hoc Member
Gateway Technical College

Jesse Adams is the president of Adams Power in Walworth County. Prior to running Adams, Jesse worked several years in Washington, D.C., for one of the top nationally recognized political committees, RSLC. Jesse worked daily with the nation’s republican lieutenant governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state and legislative leaders in all 50 states. Jesse currently serves as board president for Safe Families for Children of Wisconsin, a preventative, alternative solution for foster care in America. A graduate of Gordon College in the Boston area, Jesse lives with his wife and two sons in Fontana, Wisconsin, and serves as the Employer Member for Walworth County.