Welcome, Kate Ferrel - Nicolet College's New President


Kate Ferrel became the seventh president of Nicolet College during a recent investiture ceremony on the Rhinelander campus attended by students, staff, community, education, and tribal leaders.

Ferrel joined Nicolet in 2014 to become the Dean of Students. She subsequently served as vice president of Student Affairs at Nicolet before being promoted to previous position as executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs.

Prior to Nicolet, Ferrel worked at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids from 1999 to 2014, serving as Career Services and Campus Support manager before becoming the associate dean of the Business Division.

She also taught classes at Mid-State. These included Leadership Development, Marketing, Communications, and Speech.

Ferrel’s economic development experience includes her service as a director on the Centergy-Central Wisconsin Economic Development Board, participation in educational study tours to Germany, China, Ireland, and Finland, and service as Mid-State Technical College’s Workforce and Economic Development liaison.

Prior to entering higher education, she worked for 10 years in private industry and for non-profits in marketing and public relations positions.

Ferrel has a master’s of science degree in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s of arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She also completed advanced coursework at UW-Madison in Educational Administration and studied abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, while a student at UW-Eau Claire.

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