Kristen Raney is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s next president, making her the first female to lead the college in its 111-year history.

Raney will start July 1, taking over for current president Jeffrey Rafn, who served the college for 26 years and is retiring.

“I am humbled to be selected as the next president of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College,” Raney said in a media release. “I am passionate about higher education because it changes lives and strengthens our communities. NWTC’s focus on serving its students and preparing a strong workforce is truly impressive. I am deeply honored to be selected as its next leader and to carry on our shared mission for student success.”

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