Andrew White is the new dean of Business and Technology at Volunteer State Community College. He worked at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as director of the Aerospace and Defense Business Institute and as director of the Aerospace and Defense MBA Program. He also served with the United States Air Force as squadron commander and public affairs director. In his new role, White will oversee the Business and Technology academic division at Vol State, which includes such diverse programs as Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, and Computer Information Systems.
“Access to higher education changed my family’s life and that’s inspired me to choose this profession,” White said. “My father grew up in a coal miner’s family in Fentress County. Through the G.I. Bill he got a college degree and that changed our lives forever. That’s why it’s exciting for me to be working in a place like this.”
When asked about his immediate plans at Vol State White mentioned community relationships. “We need to strengthen the partnership and alignment between the college and employers, to ensure that we continue to graduate students ready to work and to excel in that work.”
White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee; a Master of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University; and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Southern California.
For more information on Business and Technology programs at Vol State visit www.volstate.edu/BusinessDivision