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Urban named new BTC director
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JANESVILLE - Matthew Urban, Monroe, has been named director of the Blackhawk Technical College-Monroe campus by BTC President Dr. Thomas Eckert.

Urban will be responsible for the overall administrative operations and public outreach at the Monroe campus, as well as representing BTC in the Green County communities, foster relationships with local businesses and recommending program and service needs for Green County.

Urban began his BTC career in 2007 as an adjunct instructor before adding the jobs of learning resource specialist and student development specialist to his responsibilities. As an instructor, Urban received the 2009 Instructor Student Appreciation Award and assisted BTC's Business and Community Development office with corporate training. Prior to joining BTC, Urban spent 13 years as the executive director of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the community relations coordinator at Monroe Clinic and operations and programming director for radio station WEKZ.

Urban is a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an undergraduate degree in speech communication. In 2010, he earned a Masters of Science degree in education at UW-Platteville.