Vice President of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions
The Vice President of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions serves as the College’s chief outreach officer to the business, industry, and governmental sectors. The Vice President is responsible for the development of innovative, entrepreneurial, and strategic initiatives designed to proactively respond to economic development and training needs within a global community.
The Vice President is also responsible for oversight of the Agribusiness, Engineering Technology, and Horticulture programs, entrepreneurial product development and incubation, dual credit programming, development and administration of business and industry training; management of the Shilling Community Education Center; Continuing and Professional Education, and transitional workforce initiatives. The Vice President contributes to the coordination of new resources to develop facilities and infrastructure that accommodates workforce development as guided by the Master Facilities and Strategic Plans.
- Vice President of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions: Dr. Douglas Brauer
- Administrative Assistant: Cheryl Swigert
- Office Location: E182
- Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 740