• Wild named Vice President for Advancement & Outreach/Executive Director of Foundation at ATCC

    Jeff Wild, VP for Advancement & Outreach/Executive Director of Foundation

    Jeff Wild has been named to serve as the Vice President for Advancement & Outreach/Executive Director of Foundation at Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC).

    Wild oversees the admissions and marketing teams at the college, and also serves as Executive Director of the ATCC foundation.

    For more than 20 years, Wild managed Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, and served as regional director for Regency Hotel Management for the past eight years. He has served on the board of directors for several community organizations, including the Alexandria Community Foundation, Explore Alexandria Tourism, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Alexandria Rotary Club. Wild brings a proven track record of making and nurturing connections with area business owners and residents, and looks forward to connecting the community to ATCC students, faculty, and staff.

    Additionally, Wild brings experience in recruiting multicultural students through the J-1 Foreign Exchange Program. This expertise will work hand in hand with ATCC’s ongoing commitment to diversity both at the college and in the community.

    Wild holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his family have lived in Alexandria for more than 20 years.

    “I feel honored to join the team at ATCC. I am excited to be able to utilize my previous hospitality experience to continue to build relationships with local business and industry,” said Wild. “Working together, we will strengthen and build upon our commitment to our students, our college and our community.”

ATCC Foundation Philosophy


Our vision is that all students have the opportunity to reach their career aspirations.


The Alexandria Technical & Community College Foundation exists to support the mission of the college:

Alexandria Technical & Community College creates opportunity for individuals and businesses through education, innovation, and leadership. The college's high-quality technical and transfer programs and services meet their needs, interests, and abilities and strengthen the economic, social, and cultural life of Minnesota's communities.

Strategic Priorities

Alignment: We will invest in understanding and championing the needs of the college.

Leadership: We will develop and support a team of leaders to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy.

Students & Alumni: We will cultivate meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with our students and alumni.

Community: We will engage and mobilize our community in support of education from the inside out.

Board of Directors

  • Carmon Watkins (President)
  • Shari Laven (Treasurer)
  • Mike Cass (Secretary)
  • Paul Anderson
  • Kim Barse
  • Erin Berns
  • Shannon Berns
  • Nicole Fernholz
  • Tyler Golberg
  • Stuart Henrickson
  • Kathryn LeBrasseur


  • Rick Paulsen
  • Frank Starke


  • Michael Seymour