UW–Madison alum Kiddoo named president of Northland Community and Technical College

UW–Madison alumna Sandra Kiddoo has been named to serve as president of Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota, effective July 1.

Sandra Kiddoo
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Kiddoo earned her PhD from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2017.

“Dr. Kiddoo’s leadership style is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative,” said Devinder Malhotra, the chancellor of Minnesota State. “She has a strong track record of exploring new initiatives to provide the services and programs students and industry need for today and tomorrow. I am confident that Northland Community and Technical College will thrive under her leadership.”

Kiddoo is a senior level higher education professional with a record of success in college and state agency settings. She has advocated for the mission of community colleges, both as cost effective and high-quality options for students, and as integral to economic and workforce vitality.

Since 2018, Kiddoo has served as the chief academic officer at Hazard Community and Technical College in Kentucky, a comprehensive community college offering both technical and transfer degree programs with an annual enrollment of over 3,000 students across three campuses and three additional locations.

From 2015 to 2018, she was the vice president of academics at Mid-State Technical College, a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System with an annual enrollment of over 2,600 students across three campuses and one center.

Northland Community and Technical College is a public, two-year community and technical college with campuses located in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Learn more about Kiddoo’s appointment in this press release.