Name: Ben Willis
Program: Professional Online MBA
Previous Education: University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.A. Philosophy; Appalachian State University, Middle Grades Education
Ben Willis brings a diverse set of skill that have primarily been centered around workforce development, information technology, leadership, and entrepreneurialism. He is currently the Director for the Small Business Center and Workforce Development at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. He also holds an elected position as the Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Lenoir and has served on the council for 5 years. Prior to working for Caldwell Community College, Ben was a small business owner and a middle grades science instructor. He serves on numerous boards including local Chambers of Commerce, various nonprofits, the NC League of Municipalities, and the National League of Cities.
Ben holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and middle grades teaching credentials from Appalachian State University. Ben plans to use the knowledge gained from the MBA program to grow professionally in the field of workforce, economic, and community development.