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Gateway announces four presidential finalists; public forums to be held for each

Aliesha Crowe (top left), Bradley Piazza (top right), Ritu Raju (bottom left), Kathryn Rogalski (bottom right)

Members of the Gateway Technical College Ad Hoc Presidential Search Committee have announced the four finalists to replace outgoing Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht.

The following have been named as the four finalists to take over the reins of the college when Albrecht retires this fall:

Aliesha Crowe, Ed.D., who now serves as vice president, Academic Affairs, for Northwood Technical College in Rice Lake, Wis.

Bradley Piazza, Ph.D., who now serves as vice president, Academic Affairs, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wis.

Ritu Raju, Ph.D., who now serves as vice president, Academic Affairs, Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus, Hurst, Texas

Kathryn Rogalski, Ed.D., who now serves as vice president, Learning, at Northeast Technical College in Green Bay, Wis.

“The Ad Hoc Presidential Search Committee was very pleased with the high quality of applicants,” said Scott Pierce, Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees member and chairman of the ad hoc presidential search committee.

“We were especially pleased with the volume of applicants that came from all across the country and outside the United States.”

Each candidate will have a day in September to visit the Gateway community. Forums open to Gateway staff, students and the public will also be held for each candidate, where they will answer questions which must be submitted in advance by the end of the day Sept. 16.

Pierce strongly encouraged participation in the open forums, which will help to decide the college’s next leader.

“We will be seeking feedback from those who participate as ad hoc committee members further screen the finalist applicants in preparation for their interview with the full board,” said Pierce.

“We are excited about the finalists and we are confident the faculty and staff, students and our communities will be pleased with the final selection of our next president.”

Seating is limited, so those interested are asked to RSVP. Dates for those visits are as follows:

  • Sept. 20: Raju
  • Sept. 21: Piazza
  • Sept. 27: Rogalski
  • Sept, 29: Crowe

Further information on each candidate, RSVP forms, forums and question submission forms can be found at