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Mid-State names Alex Lendved its new Marshfield Campus dean
Mid-State Technical College has selected Alex Lendved as the next dean of the Marshfield Campus. The transition is a promotion for Lendved, who has worked as Mid-State’s manager of advising since 2017 and previously as its credit for prior learning coordinator. Lendved replaces Brenda Dillenburg as campus dean, who served in the role from July 2002 until her retirement in August 2018.
A Mid-State alum, Lendved graduated with her business management associate degree in 2012. She continued her education to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix and master’s degree in leadership from Capella University and is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership and management from Capella. Prior to her time at Mid-State, Lendved served as a combat medic in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.
Lendved’s demonstrated leadership and community service include her involvement with the Chili Fremont Fire and Rescue Volunteer Department, where she is a volunteer firefighter and first responder and currently serves as service director. A graduate of Granton High School, her activities in the FFA included her position as vice president of community development.
“I have such a passion for the Marshfield community and can’t wait to get started in my new role as campus dean,” said Lendved.
Lendved’s plans include support for existing Mid-State programs aligned to employer needs in agriculture, health, business and manufacturing as well as the possibility for new offerings based on the community’s needs. “I’m looking forward to taking a fresh look at opportunities in the areas of K–12 partnerships, continuing education and workforce training, as well as working to raise awareness of what Mid-State has to offer in the Marshfield community,” she said, adding, “I’m committed to ensuring Mid-State’s Marshfield campus will continue to be a quality education provider, even as we pursue new opportunities to grow the College’s offerings.”
According to Deb Stencil, vice president of academics, Lendved’s previous roles in academics and student services at Mid-State make her a great choice for the position. “Alex has the knowledge and experience to see things from the standpoint of both instructional quality and service, and her involvement in the greater Marshfield community make her ideally situated to build on those connections to determine the programming and services needed at our Marshfield campus.”
Lendved starts in her new role on Feb. 25. Anyone with questions about the Marshfield campus or ideas for ways Mid-State can better serve the Marshfield community can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.