Regional Director, Industry Engagement
Central Valley/Mother Lode Region
Dennis works with 13 community colleges in the Central Valley and Mother Lode regions of California on collaboration projects that result in braided federal and state funding. As a DSN in California’s Central Valley, he works closely with the agriculture industry sector and is developing an industry-sector hybrid of agriculture and technology to bride the skills gaps of agriculture in the Central Valley. Duties and responsibilities of this new position include identifying entry-level skills in ag-technology that lead students to higher-paying jobs.