Meet the Candidates

The following are the four finalists to become Gateway Technical College's next president, replacing outgoing President and CEO Bryan Albrecht. Each will visit Gateway in mid-to-late September and then as a group with the Gateway Board of Trustees on the Elkhorn Campus Oct. 12.

Ritu Raju

Ritu Raju, Ph.D., has served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus in Hurst, Texas, since 2020. Prior to joining TCC, Raju served as dean for Advanced Manufacturing at Houston Community College, Houston, Texas (2019-2020), and division chairperson for Speech, Communication and Sign Language School at HCC (2015-18). Raju earned her doctorate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University.

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Bradley Piazza

Bradley Piazza, Ph.D., has served as vice president, Academic Affairs at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, since 2016. His previous roles include dean of Business at WCTC (2007-16) and assistant dean of Business at UW-Parkside (2001-07). Piazza earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the UW-Madison.

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Kathryn Rogalski

Kathryn Rogalski, Ed.D., has served as vice president, Learning, for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wis., since 2018. Prior to that, she served as the dean of Business and Social Science at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. (2014-17), and associate dean of Social Sciences at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill. Rogalski earned her doctorate in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University.

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Aliesha Crowe

Aliesha Crowe, Ed.D., has served as vice president, Academic Affairs, for Northwood Technical College in Rice Lake, Wis., since July 2021. Her previous roles include vice president, College Advancement at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay (2019-21), executive director of Institutional Advancement at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire (2014-19). Crowe holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development from the University of Minnesota.

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