College of Media Arts-Madison & Minneapolis
6672 Highland Dr.
Windsor, WI 53598
Appointment Term: Oct 20, 2011 to At the Pleasure of the Governor
In May of 2012 Don Madelung was asked to come out of retirement to be president of the Madison and Minneapolis Media Institutes. The Media Institutes specialize in media arts and recording, graphic design, gaming, television and motion picture arts.
Don retired from postsecondary education in 2010 after a career spanning 38 years. He is president of Madelung Consulting, LLC, and was a senior search consultant for Dieck Executive Search firm serving as the practice leader for postsecondary education, business, banking, government and non-profit organizations.
Previously, Mr. Madelung served as director of Corporate Relations for the Madison Area Technical College Foundation. Mr. Madelung served with distinction as the president of Herzing University from 1989 through 2010. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Mr. Madelung served as vice president for Mitchell Sweet & Associates, Tempe, AZ, and was COO of CenCor Career Colleges, Kansas City, MO. He was the district coordinator for Student Financial Aid at the Kansas City Metropolitan Community College District and served as the director of Admission, Financial Aid and Veterans Coordinator at Avila College in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Madelung started his career as an admissions representative for Marycrest College, Davenport, IA.
Mr. Madelung currently serves on the South Central Workforce Development Board and has been chair twice. He is a locally elected official (town supervisor) for the town of Windsor and sits on the Board of Directors for the DeForest Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Youth Committee for DeForest Schools. He was appointed by Governor Walker to serve on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (2011) and serves on the Kettle Bell Committee for the Salvation Army.
Mr. Madelung has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Private Schools and Universities, Washington, D.C.; was appointed by Governor Doyle to sit on the Council for Workforce Investment; served as president and chair of the Board for the Madison Metropolitan School Districts Business & Education Partnership; served as president of the Wisconsin Council for Independent Education, and provides leadership to a wide variety of civic and non-profit agencies.
Mr. Madelung received his B.A. degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and his M.A. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with high honors. He is married to Sandra, an instructor at Madison College; has a son, Drew, who is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, and one daughter, Britt, who is a senior at UW-Madison.