UBTech Announces the Retirement of Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson

Uintah Basin Technical College President Aaron K. Weight announces the retirement of UBTech Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson.

“This is a difficult announcement to make,” said President Weight. “Tammy’s vision and commitment to UBTech students has been a driving force in UBTech’s success for many years. Her expertise will continue to be needed. In the coming months, she will move to a mentorship role to ensure a seamless transition for the new Vice President of Instructional Services.”

Wilkerson started at UBTech in 2013 as the Human Resource Director and Controller, later transitioning to Associate Vice President of Instruction and then to her current role as Vice President of Instructional Services.

Uintah Basin Technical College President Aaron K. Weight announces the retirement of UBTech Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson.

Upon her retirement, she will have served nearly ten (10) years at UBTech. Prior to joining the UBTech team, her professional career included seventeen (17) years at Utah State University Uintah Basin, where she served in multiple roles including Assistant to the Dean and Executive Director, and later as the Human Resources Coordinator, in addition to a three (3) year stint at Roosevelt City, where she served as the Roosevelt City Finance Director.

Wilkerson shares, “Boni and Dr. Hartman took a chance on a high school dropout.  When I applied to USU, my educational experience was limited to a GED and a couple of business classes at UBTech.  During my interview, they saw potential and hired me as a classroom facilitator.”

“While working for USU, I realized my lack of education was a detriment to the job I wanted to do. l started taking one class a semester to increase my skill level. Over the years, I continued to take one or two classes each semester and eventually completed an AS, BS, and MS.”

“Continuing my education prepared me for positions as they became available. I have no doubt, education and hard work allowed me to finish my career at UBTech as the Vice President of Instructional Services,” she says.

Mrs. Wilkerson earned her credentials right here in the Uintah Basin. She earned her degrees, including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Utah State University Uintah Basin.  Later earning a professional certification in Human Resources (PHR) from SHRM.

During Wilkerson’s tenure at UBTech, 39 Certificates have been streamlined, and curriculum continuity has been significantly improved.   Wilkerson’s leadership has been instrumental in successfully transitioning all UBTech programs and courses to the Canvas Learning Managing System (LMS). An important step to providing UBTech students with greater visibility of their course and program progression.

During her tenure, Wilkerson has fostered relationships and partnerships with local K-12 School Districts, including active participation in the Uintah Basin Career Technical Education (CTE) Consortium which provides collaborative funding opportunities for the Uintah Basin. She is also a member of the statewide Utah System of Higher Education Instructional Officer leadership team and has recently been key in increasing articulation agreements across the State with other higher education institutions. Tammy Wilkerson was also recognized as the President’s Employee of the Year in 2015.

“My biggest professional accomplishment is knowing I give 100% in everything I do,” Wilkerson shares, “I care about helping others achieve their educational goals. Education changes lives, communities and the generations to come.”

The search for the next Vice President of Instructional Services will begin soon. Successful candidates will have a diverse experience in a commitment to students, faculty and staff, community partnerships, curriculum development, financial budgeting, and relationship building.

“I appreciate the leadership opportunities that have been given to me throughout my years of service. The amazing faculty, staff and leaders at both USU and UBTech have helped mold me into the person I am today,” says Vice President Wilkerson.

“Under President Weight’s leadership, I look forward to taking on a new role and supporting my successor, sharing my institutional knowledge, and helping to ensure a seamless leadership transition.”

“I’m most grateful for the many contributions Vice President Wilkerson has selflessly provided students, faculty and staff at UBTech, and others throughout our educational community,” says President Weight. “She’s a true professional and cares deeply for the educational success of all students. Her expertise, dedication and determination are admirable and appreciated. She will leave a footprint on the hearts of all of us who have had an opportunity to work closely with her throughout her career.”

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