Laura currently serves as the Associate Dean of Engineering Technology at Macomb Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication and Marketing from Central Michigan
University and a Career Pathways Leadership Certificate through NCPN and a Master of Education in Career and Technical Education from Concordia University Portland. Laura has spent nearly 15 years in higher education both on the student services and academic sides, holding positions with increasing responsibilities. In her current role, Laura provides strategic leadership with faculty to ensure programs are relevant and meeting the needs of industry partners. Additionally, Laura has led initiatives to enhance credit for prior learning initiatives, career exploration activities, and developed unique opportunities for employer partnerships. Her ability to identify systemic change, see through complex challenges, develop solutions, and motivate team members will make her a valuable asset.