Notable Leaders in Higher Education: Jon Koch

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Leaders in Higher Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 14
  • Undergrad degree/university: UW Stevens Point
  • Graduate degree/university: Cardinal Stritch University

Jon Koch has been at Waukesha County Technical College for nine years and was named dean of the school of business in May 2021. During his tenure, colleagues say, his leadership skills have not gone unnoticed.

“He has introduced new study areas, including supply chain management for which Hamacher Resource Group led a hand in developing,” said David Wendland, vice president of strategic relations at Pewaukee-based Hamacher.

“Furthermore, he responded exceedingly well during the recent COVID-19 pandemic to change the very nature of education offered through WCTC and the methods in which it was delivered,” said Wendland. “Jon is focused on higher education and providing the best possible learning experience for students.”

Prior to taking the helm as dean, Koch served as associate dean for almost five years. Before that, he was an academic advisor and adjunct instructor.

Koch came to WCTC from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he was an advisor for adult degree programs. Prior to that, he served at Cardinal Stritch University as a graduate admissions counselor. 

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