Tam Burgau has been named the new director of human resources at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She took over the position in September after more than a decade as the head of the Human Resources Department in Jackson County.
A native of the Black River Ralls area, Burgau is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where she earned her business administration degree with an emphasis on human resources. She earned her MBA from UW-Madison in 2011.
Burgau started working for Jackson County as an human resources specialist immediately after completing her undergraduate work. She advanced to the position of director of the department around 2001.
“I am happy to be joining the team at CVTC. I heard so many great things about the college from many people who have worked here or have retired from here,” Burgau said. “I love education and I love public service. This is an exciting opportunity.”
Burgau lives in the Black River Falls area with her husband, Greg. They have two sons.