The Education Council is composed of nationally-recognized education leaders representing K-12, community/technical colleges, and four year institutions. Council members and the institutions they represent are committed to delivering high-quality manufacturing education and training programs designed to meet the skill requirements of our nation's manufacturers. Council members play an active role at the local, state and/or national level in shaping and promoting policies designed to promote career and technical education, competency-based education, industry credentials, innovation and applied research. The Manufacturing Institute leverages the expertise of Council members to expand and enhance our broad network of education-business partnerships across the county.


Dr. Bryan Albrecht
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Ms. Tracy A. Ariel
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Centers
Board of Regents for Higher Education
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
East Hartford, Connecticut

Dr. Marilyn Barger
P.I. and Executive Director
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center
Tampa, Florida

Dr. Cynthia A. Bioteau
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
     Dr. Sandy L. Robinson
     President, North Campus/Nassau Center

Dr. Roy Church
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio

Dr. Thomas Eckert
Blackhawk Technical College
Janesville, Wisconsin

Dr. Kenneth L. Ender
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, Illinois

Dr. Blake Flanders
Vice President
Workforce Development
Kansas Board of Regents
Topeka, Kansas

Dr. Timothy V. Franklin
Associate Vice-President for Business & Economic
   Development and Special Advisor to the President
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Office of Research and Development
Newark, New Jersey

Dr. Tom Friedmann
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Melissa N. Gonzalez
Vice Chancellor-Workforce and Economic Development
Lone Star College 
Houston, Texas

Dr. Gary M. Green
Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Richard E. Helton
Vincennes University
Vincennes, Indiana

Dr. Matt Hudson
Dean - Technical Education
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Deneece Huftalin
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. James B. Jacobs
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan

Dr. Para M. Jones
Stark State College
North Canton, Ohio

Dr. Lee Lambert
Pima Community College District
Tucson, Arizona
      Dr. Ian Roark
      Vice President for Workforce Development

Dr. Dawn Lindsay
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland
     Ms. Charlene Templeton
     Executive Director of Community & Professional Programs

Mr. Stephen Long
Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions
St. Louis Community College
Bridgeton, Missouri

Ms. Josephine (Jo) Lucey
California School Boards Association
Sunnyvale, California

Mr. Carlos L. Margo
Interim Executive Director
South Texas College
McAllen, Texas

Dr. David R. McKinnis
Director and Associate Vice Provost for Engagement
Technical Assistance Program
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana


Mr. Ryan T. Miller
Assistant Director & Program Manager
Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence
The University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi

Ms. Susan Palisano
Director of Education Initiative
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
East Hartford, Connecticut


Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College
Faribault, Minnesota

Ms. Kimberly Perry
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, Washington

Dr. Teresa A. Helmlinger Ratcliff
Assistant Vice Chancellor OEED, Executive Director,
Industrial Extension
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina


Dr. Carmel Ruffolo
Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation
Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Mel Schiavelli
Interim President
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia
     Dr. Sam Hill
Provost, Woodbridge Campus

Dr. Thomas J. Snyder
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Promod Vohra
Dean, College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, Illinois

Dr. Federico Zaragoza
Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development
Alamo Colleges
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Tony Zeiss
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, North Carolina








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