Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy will represent MPCC on a national level starting in January.
Purdy has been selected to serve a three-year term on the American Technical Education Association National Board of Trustees - the ATEA's governing board.
The ATEA is an autonomous, non-affiliated international association dedicated to excellence in postsecondary technical education. It places an emphasis on professional development and is a driving force behind workforce development as well.
Dr. Rich Wagner, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minn. and past president of the ATEA, nominated Purdy for the board.
As one of 16 trustees, Purdy will lead in the creation and implementation of innovative programs that will serve as a foundation for the growth of workforce and economic development strategies for the nation.
More information about the ATEA can be found at ateaonline.org.