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Northwood Technical College President - Dr. John Will 

Degrees: Ed.D. Career and Technical Education (UW-Stout), MSE School Business Management (UW-Whitewater), BBA Accounting and BBA Economics (UW-Eau Claire)

Biography: Dr. John Will became President at the College in September 2014. Dr. Will’s prior employment includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Impact Seven, a nationally recognized community development corporation. Prior to that he served as the College's Controller and Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he served as a school business official in K-12 school districts and has been active on various committees and boards focused on education and community development. 
Current and previous professional organizational involvement includes:

  • Districts Mutual Insurance Board
  • Momentum West Board
  • Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
  • Success by 6 (SB6) Executive Board
  • Visions Northwest Board
  • NorthWERD
  • WTCS Presidents’ Association Chair (2016-2017) and Vice Chair/Secretary (2015-2016)
  • Greater Wisconsin Opportunities Fund Board of Directors
  • Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
  • Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE)
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
  • Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
  • WTCS Administrative Services Committee
  • St. Croix Valley Education Collaborative
  • Indianhead Community Action Agency Board of Directors (2014)
  • Wisconsin Community Development Legacy Fund Board of Directors (2014)
  • Shell Lake Arts Center Board of Director

Contact Information

Dr. John Will, President 

Northwood Technical College


Email John Will

Deanna Lapacinski, Executive Assistant to the President and Board 

Northwood Technical College-President’s Office
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868


Email Deanna Lapacinski

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