Crowe joins NWTC as VP of Advancement

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Dr. Aliesha R. Crowe, vice president for College Advancement
Dr. Aliesha R. Crowe, vice president for College Advancement

Dr. Aliesha R. Crowe, newly-named vice president for College Advancement, said she joined the college because NWTC has a national reputation for a strong focus on helping students succeed.

“It has been evident from my very first interview that this campus community has developed an intentional culture based on values that support the community college mission,” she said. “I am elated to be a part of this culture!”

In her new role, Crowe will lead external relations and will oversee student recruitment, institutional research, college communications, scholarships and resource development. 

“I’ve spent the majority of my professional career in an advancement role in higher education, and I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both internal and external stakeholders of the college,” she said. “I look forward to working with the friends of NWTC throughout our district, state, and even at a national level. And I am looking forward to connecting all aspects of college external relations to student success.”

Public engagement has been an essential aspect of her 19-year career in education. Crowe comes from Chippewa Valley Technical College, where she served as executive director of institutional advancement, charged with developing external partnerships and increasing philanthropic support for student success initiatives, staff professional development and campus infrastructure development. 

Before that, Crowe was Chippewa Valley’s dean of industry, energy and agriculture, responsible for creating the school’s Energy Education Center.

She served earlier as a University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture agent specializing in farm and ranch financial management and entrepreneurial agriculture. She began her career as a K-12 career and technical education instructor in agriculture.

Crowe holds a doctorate of education in organizational leadership, policy and development from University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in agriculture education from University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from UW-River Falls. She is a 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellow for Community College Excellence.