The Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Margaret A. Ellibee to serve as its next college president.
“Pulaski Tech is a leader in higher education, and we are confident that Dr. Ellibee will provide the leadership and vision the college needs to meet the needs of the community we serve,” said Board of Trustees Chairman John Suskie. “Her career experience demonstrates exactly the expertise that this institution requires to move forward in the areas of student success and workforce development.”
Ellibee has served as vice president for strategic effectiveness and advancement at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin since 2007. Previously, she served as state director for career and technical education with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and coordinator for innovative programming and research at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
She received a Do
ctor of Philosophy in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1995. She received a Master of Science in general agriculture from the University of Arkansas in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Iowa State University in 1983. She taught vocational agriculture at Stuttgart High School from 1983 to 1986.
“I look forward to working with the outstanding faculty and staff of Pulaski Technical College,” Ellibee said. “Pulaski Tech is committed to a tradition of excellence and dedication to student success, and we will continue bold steps in those areas in the future. We are here to serve our students, businesses and industry, and our communities.”
Ellibee will be the fourth president in Pulaski Tech's history, but her start date is still to be decided. She replaces Dr. Dan F. Bakke, who retires June 30 after 12 years at the helm of the state's largest two-year college.