Jeff Barratt Leaving Role as Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College

Jeff Barratt will be leaving his role as Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College in early February.

Jeff will be returning to his home state of Missouri to take on an exciting new role, as Educator Entrepreneur-in-Residence, with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jeff began his tenure as Executive Director at Emily Griffith in July of 2010. Under his leadership, the college obtained the maximum 6-year accreditation from the Council on Educational Occupation; saw a nearly 50% growth in full-time equivalency enrollment; and continues to achieve high completion (81%) and placement (84%) rates while graduating students debt-free.

We want to thank Jeff for his leadership, innovation, and passion in providing outstanding educational services to our community over the past eight years, and wish him the best on his next challenge.

Soon, we will begin the selection process for a new Executive Director. With Emily Griffith Technical College’s strong reputation as a leader in workforce education, we are excited to see what opportunities this selection process will bring.

Many thanks for your support of Emily Griffith’s mission. We will share news with you when we know more and we look forward to our continued collaboration.