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NWTC Names Meridith Jaeger Vice President of College Advancement

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NWTC welcomes Meridith Jaeger as new vice president for College Advancement
NWTC welcomes Meridith Jaeger as new vice president for College Advancement
Following a nationwide search, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has named Meridith Jaeger the new vice president of College Advancement. 

“Meridith brings exceptional leadership, passion, and strategic innovation to the College,” said Jeff Rafn, NWTC president. “I have every confidence her experience and vision will be invaluable in meeting the needs of our students, businesses, and communities.” 

Jaeger will serve as a member of the College’s executive leadership team to drive strategic initiatives that strengthen institutional advancement, development, and community relations. As part of that role, she will oversee marketing, communications, legislative relations, institutional research, grants, and NWTC’s Educational Foundation. 

“I am honored for this opportunity to build upon the College’s long history of success,” said Meridith Jaeger, NWTC vice president of college advancement. “Our pathway is already built on a strong foundation. As we continue this journey with our collective vision and values, there are no bounds to where NWTC can go next.” 

Jaeger has been with NWTC since 2018 as the Dean for Corporate Training and Economic Development (CTED). Throughout her tenure, she has grown the College’s relationships with industry, government, and community agencies throughout the district – leading incumbent workforce training programs to nearly 600 businesses within the region every year. Since joining her role, the College has seen a 24% increase in contract training and received numerous accolades for its CTED efforts – including LERN International Award for Excellence in Business & Industry Community Service and 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education by MARAD. 

Prior to NWTC, Jaeger brings over 25 years of distinguished industry experience, holding numerous leadership roles in higher education institutions and external organizations.

As an active leader within the community, Jaeger is a chair of the New North Talent Hub and a member of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board of Directors, National Maritime Workforce Alliance, and the Water Cities Soccer Club Board of Directors.  

Jaeger is pursuing her doctorate in Higher Education & Leadership Studies at Edgewood College. She earned a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate/Organizational Communication from Northern Illinois University.

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