40 Under 40 List Includes Lakeshore Technical College President Paul Carlsen

CLEVELAND, WI – A new “40 Under 40” awards program has announced the inclusion of Lakeshore Technical College President Dr. Paul Carlsen. Individuals named to the list have been identified by Insight Publications as the top 40 professionals in the New North region.
Carlsen was chosen for his outstanding service and leadership in both the workplace and community. He will be honored at a May 31 ceremony and recognized in the June issue of Insight magazine.
According to Carlsen’s nomination, under his leadership Lakeshore has gained national recognition by organizations including Forbes, Washington Monthly, the Aspen Institute, and Bellwether Consortium. Among his most significant achievements are the results of his focus on prioritizing new revenue sources to support the college’s mission. Since joining Lakeshore, the college has secured over $23 million in competitive grants, including its first three grants from the National Science Foundation and the three largest awards in the college’s history.
Carlsen is active in the New North region through his involvement with New North, Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance, Bay Area Workforce Development Board, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Advisory Board, and Kohler School District Board of Education.

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 8,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each individual student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked the #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by WallerHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist four out of the last five years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $54,048 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan, as well as in rural Manitowoc County at its School of Ag. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu.