WSU Tech is dedicated to the future and the higher education needs of South Central Kansas. We have framed the future of our college through a five-year Strategic Plan founded on our commitment to ‘Give Your Career Lift’. Through this planning we will continue to build on the solid foundation we worked so diligently to create in the Wichita community over the past 45 years.

As the WSU Tech Industry Advisory Board, we continue to be committed to the vision of being the leading provider of higher education that specializes in the delivery of career technical education that drives economic development in our region. The in-depth planning reflected in this five-year plan will assist in our quest to stimulate advancement by adding cutting-edge technology and emerging technical programs to meet the workforce needs of the populations we serve.

On behalf of the WSU Tech Industry Advisory Board, I commend all of our partners who have made progress possible and look forward to continuing our work of realizing our vision. We are grateful of our Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioner partners for their support and providing WSU Tech the ability to play a key role as the managing partner of the National Center for Aviation Training.

As we continue to fulfill our mission of providing quality higher education and being the leader in workforce training, we invite you to provide your input and become part of our team in fueling innovation.

WSU Tech Industry Advisory Board Members
Don Alvord
Sr. VP Integrated Supply Chain
Textron Aviation
Suzanne Scott
Global Human Resources Director
Spirit AeroSystems
Patricia G. Koehler
JR Custom Metal Products, Inc.
Pete Meitzner – Vice Chair
Sedgwick County Commissioner
John Pilla
Sr., VP Chief Technology & Quality Officer
Spirit AeroSystems
Doug Stark
CDP and President
Comfort Care Homes – Comfort Keepers
Lyndon Wells
Retired Banker and Community Advocate
Cindy Claycomb
City of Wichita
Council Member, District 6
John O’Leary – Treasurer
Vice President and General Manager
Matthew Hesse
Senior Counsel
Via Christi Health, Inc
Meredith Olson – Chair
Vice President of Public Affairs
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.