Capitol Technology University's Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Bradford L. Sims as the University's eighth president, effective June 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Michael T. Wood, who is retiring after thirteen years at the helm of Capitol Technology University.
Formerly Chief Academic Officer and Professor at Embry-Riddle University - Worldwide, Dr. Sims has significant experience in higher education. Prior to joining Embry-Riddle in 2013, Dr. Sims held faculty and administrative positions at the College of Technology at Indiana State University, Western Carolina University, and the University of Florida. He has served on the International Council for Research and Innovation, and has worked with engineering and technology companies.
During May, he will serve as president-elect, working together with Dr. Wood, the Executive Council, and the Board of Trustees to ensure a smooth transition.
"Dr. Sims has an extraordinary spectrum of experience that includes both private industry and academia," noted Harvey Weiss, chairman of Capitol's board. "He understands that educational institutions best serve their students when they are able to build bridges between the classroom and the broader arenas of work and business. His personal background as a graduate of STEM degree programs has given him a strong sense of commitment to the kind of practical education that Capitol offers."