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Kishwaukee College president, no longer candidate for Wisconsin job, could see contract extension

MALTA – Kishwaukee College trustees will consider approval of a contract extension for the college’s president, who was recently named as a finalist in a Wisconsin technical college presidential search, during their meeting scheduled for 5:55 p.m. Tuesday at the college.

If approved, the four year contract from July 1 through June 30, 2024 would pay Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz an annual salary starting at $200,676, with a 2.5% increase each contract year. She also would receive a $10,000 annual vehicle allowance to reimburse costs for owning or leasing a personal vehicle for college business purposes.

The update comes after Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin named Borowicz as one of two finalists to become the school’s next president in late September. However, Borowicz confirmed Tuesday she chose to no longer be a finalist in the technical college presidential search.

“I’m extremely proud of the work that we do at Kishwaukee College,” Borowicz said. “I believe that, during [the COVID-19 pandemic], it’s important to have leadership stability. I enjoy leading the college and knowing that we continue to have such a positive effect on our students and our communities and I look forward in continuing my work in my role as president at Kishwaukee College.”

Borowicz said the pandemic has disrupted everyone’s lives and college officials continue to do everything they can to meet needs of learners and to keep everyone on campus safe. Overall, she said, she believes the institution has responded well to the pandemic.

“As good as can be expected, given the circumstances we’re in,” Borowicz said.

Borowicz, who came to the Malta community college in January 2016, previously received a contract extension in 2018 with a $190,000 annual salary.

The Board of Trustees meeting is set to be held at the college’s conference center dining room through entrance door 17. There is no option to attend the meeting virtually, according to college staff.

• This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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