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, Bethany Ormseth and William Duncan.

R. Scott Pierce

R. Scott Pierce

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

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.

Bethany Ormseth

Bethany Ormseth is currently serving as the interim superintendent of schools for the Kenosha Unified School District. Ormseth taught high school science, served as a middle school and high school principal and was chief of schools for KUSD. She holds a BA from Lawrence University, an MS in Educational Leadership from UW-Milwaukee and a doctorate from Cardinal Stritch University. Ormseth began representing the Employer Member category for Kenosha County on Gateway’s Board since July 2013.

William Duncan

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.