Board Faculty Representative | Business Entrepreneuer Instructor | DCTC
Back in 2002, after years as a powerhouse entrepreneur, Bob Voss began thinking that he was ready to pass on his knowledge. An expert in video production and duplication, Voss had founded two successful duplication companies in the Twin Cities. He had mastered the business of starting and running a business, but still wasn't satisfied. "I answered an ad in the Star Tribune looking for a business entrepreneur instructor at Dakota County Technical College," Voss said. "I had no teaching experience, but when I walked into the group interview I knew immediately that I had the job."
Voss beat out 50 other applicants that day and earned the chance to get a new program off the ground. As it turned out, the interview committee members must have known what they were doing. Just four years later, Voss was named DCTC 2005-2006 Outstanding Instructor of the Year. In January of 2008, he was named the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Faculty Member of the Year, a national award that included $1,000 in cash and $1,000 in matching funds to support the DCTC Business Entrepreneur program.