Board of Trustees

Nicolet College is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

State guidelines dictate that technical college boards must have employers, employees, a PreK-12 school superintendent, an elected government or school board member, and at-large members. There must also be a balance of male, female and minority representation on the board. The board must also include trustees from all portions of the Nicolet Area Technical College district to ensure fair geographic representation.

Appointments to the Nicolet College Board of Trustees are made by the county board chairpersons from Nicolet district counties, which include all of Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties and portions of Lincoln, Langlade and Iron counties.

Robert Egan
Employer Member
Eagle River Tire

Scott Foster
Board Secretary
School District Administrator Member
Northland Pines School District Administrator

Joseph Salzer
Employer Member
Ponsse North America, IT Systems Administrator

Dianne Lazear
Additional Member
Board Vice Chair
Retired Faculty Member of Nicolet College

Robert Martini
Additional Member
Retired DNR

Sharon Nielsen
Employee Member
Attorney at Law

Stephanie Schmidt
Employee Member

Wabeno Area School District

Bob Mott
Elected Official Member
Board Treasurer

Oneida County Board


Ryan Zietlow
Additional Member
Board Chair
YMCA of the Northwoods
Chief Executive Officer

Board Meetings 2021 - 2022

Third Monday of the month, or as scheduled*
(Subject to change)

To provide public input, please register HERE by 2 pm the day of the meeting.

Meeting Date Notes Location Time Agenda Minutes
July 12, 2021 2nd Monday – Annual Organizational Meeting TBD 4:30 pm Agenda


August 16, 2021   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2021   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
October 18, 2021   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2021   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
December 20, 2021   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
January 17, 2022   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda


February 21, 2022   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2022   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda  
April 18, 2022   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda  
May 16, 2022   TBD 4:30 pm Agenda  
June 20, 2022  


 Red Oak Center, Room 102 -OR- Virtual 

4:45 pm Agenda  

*The Annual Organizational Meeting is held on the second Monday in July as required by Wisconsin State Statute 38.08(3)

View the Approved Board Minutes

View approved Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Board Appointment Process

Each year, three members are appointed to serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The annual appointment process typically begins in February or March. Board members are not paid except for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

In the appointment process, equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the NATC district, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities. Consideration is also given to representatives of business and industry as required for employer and employee representatives. NOTE: No two members of the NATC District Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any district board member be a member of the school board that employs the school district administrator member. All applicants are eligible to apply and be considered for the additional member category.