Mike Mendez is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Dakota County Technical College. He has also been the Dean of Skilled Trades and Industry at St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC). Prior to SCTCC, he was at Century College in White Bear Lake for 10 years as an Associate Dean of Instruction and Curriculum Development and Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer. Mike also worked at the University of St. Thomas for over a decade. Mike is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Community College Leadership at Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship, both from the University of St. Thomas. Mike has taught courses in education, marketing, and first-year experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Mike enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.