With twenty-five years’ experience in the automotive service industry as well as 20 years working as a faculty member in higher education, Dr. Dan Warning possesses a unique perspective that connects industry and higher education. Having worked as an automotive service technician and facility manager in the private sector, Dr. Warning knows what employers require from Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs they partner with. Industry knowledge paired with experience in education gives him an in depth understanding of what is necessary to facilitate program success in student completions and student success in the workforce. Dr. Warning has led or participated in college-wide initiatives that include creating an annual program review process used for budgeting and strategic planning, creating a guided pathways advising model to better facilitate student completions and success, and developing a general education assessment process to improve student learning outcomes. Dr. Warning’s strengths include program and curriculum development, virtual learning, curriculum maps, program accreditation, guided pathways and assessment, student recruiting and advising, and employer/faculty engagement.