Presidential Search

Dunwoody College of Technology, a leading provider of career-focused, hands-on technical education, has initiated the search process for its next president.

Established in 1914, and located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, committed to meeting the evolving demands of the workforce, embracing emerging technologies, and preparing students for high-paying, in-demand careers.

The College has experienced tremendous growth during the tenure of current President Rich Wagner and is well-positioned for future success.

Presidential Search Committee

The College has formed a search committee, which will be responsible for reviewing and identifying final candidates for the presidency to the Board of Trustees. The committee includes members of the Dunwoody Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Bernie Aldrich Committee Chair, Board of Trustee Member Retired, Chair of the Board, Apogee Enterprises
Trevor Bullen Academic Dean, School of Design Dunwoody College of Technology
Derek Clarkin ‘05, Architectural Drafting & Estimating Alumni Association Board President President, Prime General Contractors
Jason Emrick ’02, Automotive Service Technology Senior Instructor, Automotive Service Technology Dunwoody College of Technology
David Lyman Board of Trustee Member Principal, Lyman Executive Search
Jennifer McNeil Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Dunwoody College of Technology
Julie Owen Board of Trustee Member Chief Operating Officer, Innovative Office Solutions
Kim Randolph Board of Trustee Member Vice President, Conceptual Design & Planning, Integrated System Planning, Xcel Energy
Gregg Stedronsky Board of Trustee Member Retired, Vice President of Engineering, Global Safety and Environment, General Mills


  • May 2023: Dunwoody President Rich Wagner Announces Retirement
  • June 2023: Presidential Search Committee Formed
  • July 2023: Search Profile Announced
  • September-December 2023: Search Committee Reviews and Interviews Candidates
  • December 2023: Finalists Presented to Board of Trustees
  • January/February 2024: Dunwoody’s next president is announced

About Dunwoody

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 individuals, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at or by following Dunwoody on FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok.

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