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 Deborah Davidson
    Vice President, Business & Workforce Solutions

Ms. Tracy A. Ariel
Director, Advanced Manufacturing & Early College
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
East Hartford, Connecticut

Dr. Marilyn Barger
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. Marcia Ballinger
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio

Mr. Howard Drake
Director and Adjunct Professor, BAS Business Program
Polk State Corporate College
Bartow, Florida

Dr. Kenneth L. Ender
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, Illinois
     Dr. Rebecca Lake
     Dean of Workforce & Economic Development

Dr. Tom Friedmann
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
     Mr. Danny King
     Campus Director


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

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

Dr. Deneece Huftalin
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, Utah
     Dr. Clifton Sanders
     Provost for Academic Affairs

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

Mr Charles "Chuck" Johnson
Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN

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

Mr. Carlos L. Margo
Associate Dean
Industry Training & Economic Development
South Texas College
McAllen, Texas

Mr. Ryan T. Miller
Associate Director for External Operations
Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence
The University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi

Mr. Phil Mintz
Interim Executive Director
NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Raleigh, NC


Dr. Gerald F. Napoles
Lone Star College-North Harris
Houston, TX

Ms. Susan Palisano
Director of Education & Workforce Development
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
East Hartford, Connecticut

Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College
Faribault, Minnesota
    Ms. Marsha Danielson
    Vice President of Economic Development

Ms. Anna Payanzo
Vice President, Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning
Rowan College at Burlington County
Mt. Laurel, NJ
    Ms. Leah Arter
    Executive Director, Workforce Development Institute

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

Dr. Scott Smathers
Vice President for Workforce Development
Kansas Board of Regents
Topeka, KS

Ms. Sue Smith
Vice President, Technology & Applied Sciences
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

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








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