WWHEL celebrates 20 years of service 1996 - 2018!

Zina Haywood - Past President

Zina Haywood, Executive Vice President/Provost, Gateway Technical College, has over 30 years of experience in Higher Education Administration from working at The University of Michigan, Oakland University, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Gateway Technical College.

Zina is responsible for the 60+ academic programs, the college libraries, Student Services, the Gateway campuses which are in Kenosha, Racine, Burlington and Elkhorn, and the Institutional Effectiveness Division which includes Research and Planning, Curriculum and Professional Development.

Ms. Haywood has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Oakland University. She was in the founding class of Leadership Kenosha in 1998-99. She participated in the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute in 1997-98 and the National Institute for Leadership Development in May 2001 – May 2002. Zina is a member of the Racine County Workforce Development Board and the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) board. She has served on the Board of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, the Jane Cremer Foundation and the 21st Century Preparatory School in Racine where she served one year as chair.

Zina has received various honors and awards including, the 2005 Gateway Association of Career and Technical Education award for Excellence in Administration and in 2006 the Living Legends Award from the Racine /Kenosha Ministers Wives Alliance, recognition as a Living Legend with the Sistas organization of Kenosha Unified School District and the Leadership award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). In February 2008 Ms. Haywood received the Gateway Association of Career and Technical Education award for Excellence in Community Service and went on to receive the state award in the same category. Zina is also the recipient of the 2010 Eagle award for administration from the Instructional Services Administrators organization of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Executive Vice President/Provost
Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI  53144
Phone  (262) 564-3104
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