|Friday, May 5, 2000 |
Tommy G. Thompson
News Media Contact
NEW ADMINISTRATOR TO SERVE AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR
AND HEAD THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE EXCELLENCE
MADISON – Department of Workforce Development Secretary Linda Stewart announced today the appointment of Richard Gartner as Special Assistant for the Governor’s Initiative on Building Tomorrow’s Workforce and as the Division Administrator of Workforce Excellence. The Division of Workforce Excellence is responsible for encouraging full participation in Wisconsin’s workforce and preparing potential employees for work.
"Dr. Gartner’s extensive experience as an educator will serve the department well, as education is a key factor in preparing a workforce for the 21st century," said Secretary Stewart.
His experience in education spans 27 years, in which he served as a teacher, assistant principal, superintendent, college professor and most recently as Director of Concordia University’s Madison and Beloit campuses.
In his role as Director of Concordia University he coordinated financial aid programs, developed recruiting and admission procedures and implemented a strategic plan to facilitate growth. Gartner has an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University, as well as an M.S. in Educational Administration, and a B.S. in Chemistry.
Gartner replaces Gene Kussart, who was recently appointed Deputy Secretary at the Department of Transportation. He begins his duties on Monday, May 8, at a salary of $76,000.