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NWTC Announces Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Dr. Lam joins NWTC's executive leadership team as vice president of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Dr. Lam joins NWTC's executive leadership team as vice president of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College names Dr. Sara Lam as vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

“I am thrilled to have Dr. Lam join our executive leadership team,” said Dr. Jeff Rafn, NWTC president. “Continuing to make NWTC a more inclusive place for our students and community is a crucial component of our institution's growth. Dr. Lam's experience in building communities and creating belonging will be key towards our mission of student equity and success.” 

In her executive leadership role, Dr. Lam will sustain efforts to close equity gaps, bring more students of color into high-wage careers, and recruit more diverse talent to faculty and staff within NWTC.

“I believe that educational equity requires change at all levels; from the individual to the institution,” said Dr. Lam. “I am looking forward to collaborating closely with students, faculty, and leadership at NWTC in continuing to build a culturally sustaining educational environment where all students feel they belong, achieve success, and are empowered to take action for positive change. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to guide this essential work.”

Prior to joining NWTC, Dr. Lam has been an instrumental part in the DEI efforts of University of Minnesota Morris and its community, where she held various roles within teaching, research, and service since 2015. She is a co-founder of the Rural China Education Foundation, a published author, and holds national accolades for her work around educational equality.  

Dr. Lam has earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University, and a B.A. of Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota Morris. 
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