Marsha Tweedy has been with Madison College for 18 years. Since June of 2020, she has been Dean in the School of Health Sciences. Recently, her role expanded to support the School of Nursing as Executive Dean. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the School of Business and Applied Arts, and before that, Program Director in the Dental Assistant Program. Marsha joined Madison College in 2005 as a Dental Assistant Full-time Faculty member.
In addition, Marsha was a Curriculum and Assessment Fellow in CETL, Adjunct Faculty at UW-Platteville, and Associate Lecturer in the Bachelor and Master’s program in Career and Technical Education at UW-Stout. She also has served as a State Ambassador for Career and Technical Education Programs.
In support of the vision and mission of the college, Marsha enjoys organizational development and relationship building. With her guidance, the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences are evolving quickly to respond to the College’s vision of diversification and to shortages in the field, teaching students 21st century healthcare workforce skills.
For example, the School of Nursing trained over 200 enlisted soldiers in the Wisconsin National Guard to be Nurse Aids deployed across the state. The School of Health Sciences partnered with industry to train incumbent workers to be Medical Assistants while on the job. Together both schools continue to receive grants and improve the pipeline of healthcare workers into the field.
Madison College works hard to reach prospective healthcare programming students and find ways to financially support them as they move through and complete their coursework. These efforts include both building relationships in the community to identify opportunities for students, and making direct industry connections. Our graduates are the future of our healthcare system and Madison College takes the role of educating them to the highest level very seriously. Many of our programs have no wait, while others require pre-program coursework to become program ready. To learn more about the College’s 140+ transfer pathways and more than 180 training programs, go to https://madisoncollege.edu/?page=start.