Pulaski Tech Hires Margaret Ellibee as President

Pulaski Technical College's board of trustees chose Margaret Ellibee, an administrator at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin, to replace Dan Bakke, president of 12 years.

Representatives of Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock announced Ellibee's hiring Friday.
The college's executive vice president and provost, Michael DeLong, will serve as interim president until Ellibee starts the position on an as yet undetermined date.

Bakke retired Saturday. Before becoming college president, he was Pulaski Tech's vice president for instruction.

"Pulaski Tech is a leader in higher education, and we are confident that Dr. Ellibee will provide the leadership and vision the college needs to meet the needs of the community we serve," Pulaski Tech board chairman John Suski said in a news release. "Her career experience demonstrates exactly the expertise that this institution requires to move forward in the areas of student success and workforce development."

Ellibee is vice president for strategic effectiveness and advancement at Waukesha County Technical College. She was previously state director for career and technical education with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and coordinator for innovative programming and research at the Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education.

Ellibee holds a doctorate of philosophy in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin, 1995; a master's in general agriculture from the University of Arkansas, 1988; and a bachelor's in agricultural education from Iowa State University, 1983.

Ellibee will the fourth president of Pulaski Tech, which is a comprehensive, two-year college with more than 90 occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry.