President: Rich Wagner, President Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"I look forward to continuing to help ATEA
as the advocate for the importance of technical education to the U.S. economy.
I will use my ATEA presidency to continue to make the case for the value of applied learning to improve lives, businesses and communities.
The modern workforce requires that technicians, salespersons and managers all have practical, hands-on skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate well with others.
All of us associated with ATEA
have the honor of continuing to educate the people of America, serve the needs of industry, share best practices and demonstrate the value of technical education and technical educators to the higher education ecosystem and American society as a whole."
ATEA President Rich Wagner
Dunwoody College of Technology President Rich Wagner is the ninth president of Dunwoody.
has served in that role since July 1, 2009.
He served as vice president of the Board of Trustees of the American Technical Education Association before becoming president.
He earned a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.
He holds a masterâ€™s degree in business administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and a bachelor of science from the University of the State of New York in Albany.
Prior to entering higher education, President Wagner served 10 years in the U.S. Navy, including five years as an electrician/technical supervisor on a nuclear submarine.