Western student Cooper Richason, of Galesville, was recently appointed to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board as its student representative by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, pending approval by the Wisconsin State Senate.
Richason recently completed his first year in the Associate of Science-Liberal Arts program at Western. In April, he was voted by his peers to become the next Student Body President for the 2019-20 academic year.
“I am very honored and humbled to be appointed to this position and to have the responsibility of representing all technical college students,” said Richason. “Few things have the power to lift up struggling students like education, and I want to ensure that every student receives the opportunities and assistance necessary to succeed.”
The WTCS Board is comprised of 13 members, establishes statewide policies and standards for educational programs and services provided by the 16 technical colleges, and is responsible for administering state and federal aids to the colleges. Richason’s term with the WTCS Board expires May 1, 2021.