President, Wichita Area Technical College and TSC Executive Sponsor
Sheree Utash is President of Wichita Area Technical College and serves as the Executive Sponsor of the Talent Solutions Coalition.
A nationally recognized advocate for innovative workforce development initiatives, President Utash was one of 22 recipients of the prestigious 2016 Wichita Innovation Awards for her contributions to the state’s strategic plan for economic development designed to help keep Kansas businesses and employees competitive.
A strong advocate for the aviation industry and its workforce, President Utash was instrumental in creating and leading the National Aviation Consortium – the forerunner of the Talent Solutions Coalition. Her career is notable for her distinctive blend of teaching, administrative and leadership expertise displayed in roles across higher education and private industry.
Since becoming WATC’s President in 2016, President Utash has set powerful new directions for the College’s academic programs by blending technical expertise and work ethic in manufacturing, aviation, design, healthcare and general education programs. She has directed faculty, grants management, adult literacy, academic planning and resource management.