Sen. Moran welcomes WSU Tech President to Washington

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran
Photo credit U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Thursday welcomed Dr. Sheree Utash, President of Wichita State University (WSU) Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech) and Vice President of Workforce Development at WSU, to testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Sen. Moran served as the ranking member of the full committee with Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). The hearing was titled, “Strengthening the Aviation Workforce.”

“I’m honored to lead the hearing today and gain insight into how Congress can continue to support the growing demands in workforce, particularly in the upcoming FAA Reauthorization legislation,” said Sen. Moran. “Our nation and state’s success within this vital sector depends on those who train, educate, and prepare our students to be ready contributors within the aviation industry. In order for our nation to continue leading in aviation, it will take innovative programs like those Dr. Utash has helped implement.”

Dr. Utash serves as the president of WSU Tech, which is the largest technical college in Kansas. She also served as a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board under the previous Secretary of Commerce.

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