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Morna Foy 

Nonprofits and Education

Wisconsin Technical College System | Madison 

Morna Foy has been with the Wisconsin Technical College System for 25 years, initially as a policy advisor, later as vice president of policy and government relations, and now as its president for the past decade. The largest higher education system in the state, WTCS consists of 16 technical colleges and serves 250,000 students annually. With more than 500 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate options, the system is particularly focused on addressing the state’s skills gap. Earlier this year, the system was awarded $16.5 million in state funds for workforce innovation projects at four of its colleges. Foy also sits on the board of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class, a national coalition that advocates for community colleges and their students 

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin-Madison; master’s, Indiana University, doctorate, UW-Madison 

Two business leaders you’d like to have dinner with: “Cynthia Marshall, (CEO of the) Dallas Mavericks, and Ousmane Kabre, (president of) Leading Change Africa. Fascinated with their work making transformational change amidst multiple barriers.”  

Toughest business challenge you’ve ever faced: “Wisconsin’s population decline.”  

Biggest recent success: “Creating new pathways for individuals to access technical college programs and services, resulting in enrollment growth.” 

What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken: “Travelling alone in Europe pre-smart phones.” 

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