Washburn Tech announces new dean of instruction
Michael Strohschein
Michael Strohschein

     Topeka, Kan. – Following a competitive national search, Michael Strohschein has been named associate dean of technical instruction at Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech). The appointment takes effect April 1.

     “Dr. Strohschein has a stellar record of leading technical education programs,” said Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek, vice president for academic affairs, Washburn University. “Based on his broad range of expertise across the areas of teaching, curriculum development and workforce development, we look forward to having him join the leadership team at Washburn Tech.”

     Strohschein’s background in career and technical education began in 2004 as an agriculture teacher and then coordinator of CTE for the Spring Hill, Kan. school district. Since then, he has directed educational programs and workforce development at post-secondary institutions within the Kansas City area including director of K-12 Science Education Partnerships (Kansas State University), assistant dean of outreach & academic engagement (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and dean of instruction (Metropolitan Community College). 

     Strohschein earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education at South Dakota State University. He also earned a master of education leadership at Mid America Nazarene University and doctorate in higher education and adult learning from Walden University.

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For further information: Contact: Lori Hutchinson 785.670.2199 Lori.hutchinson@washburn.edu
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