Dr. Will Pierce was recently named Vice President of Instruction and Accreditation at Southwest Technical College (Southwest Tech.) Dr. Pierce has been serving as the Vice President of Quality and Development at Davis Technical College. He brings a wealth of knowledge in technical education and accreditation, as well as leadership and administrative experience.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Pierce will be joining Southwest Tech,” President Brennan M. Wood stated. “He combines a proven record as a scholar with a clear understanding of both technical education and the challenges facing business and industry. Southwest Tech is experiencing tremendous change, driven by both the legislature and industry demand. Dr. Pierce’s record while in higher education and as a business owner will help move Southwest Tech forward at a critical time in the institution’s development.”

After serving 8 years in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Pierce began a career in the electrical industry. He owned a successful contracting business before transitioning into higher education. Dr. Pierce worked for Salt Lake Community College for five years managing technical programs, and joined the Davis Technical College team six years ago. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Pierce and his family are very excited to start this new chapter in their lives. He will begin in July 2017.

Also effective in July, the name of the College will officially be modified from Southwest Applied Technical College to Southwest Technical College as was approved by the legislative session earlier this year.