Good Afternoon, 

I am excited to share that Dan Goodchild will be serving as interim Director of the Technical Academic Areas starting December 1, 2021. Dan has a strong background in program coordination, good internal and external relationships and a dedication to student success.

Dan, a master electrician, first came to NMC as an adjunct instructor in 2004, moved into full-time faculty in 2011, and became Program Coordinator – Construction Trades in 2012. He is very active within the college serving on Staff Council (Chair), Center for Instructional Excellence, Campus Sustainability, and Wellness committees.

During this time Dan will still be responsible for many of the activities in Construction Technology, with some additional support from his colleagues. This is a well deserved opportunity for Dan and he is ready to lead this division. Please take a moment to thank him for stepping up to serve in this role and thank this team for helping with a successful transition.

There are some big changes ahead for the Tech Area and NMC as we enter the final month of Marguerite Cotto’s time leading Lifelong and Professional Learning and as I take on the new Vice President of Strategic Initiatives role. We have a lot to be grateful for as we reflect on our shared success and much to look forward to as we plan for our future together. Thank you for your continued support throughout our NMC community!

Best Regards,

Jason Slade
Director of Technical Academic Area
Northwestern Michigan College
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Northwestern Michigan College