Beau Everitt Named Academic Dean of EMIT

Beau Everitt of Oxford has been named OCC’s academic dean of engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology (EMIT) from his previous position as machine tool technology faculty.  He replaces Jolene J. Chapman, who was recently promoted to an associate provost post. 

In his new position, Everitt will be responsible for the College’s high-demand career education programs including automobile servicing, heavy equipmentBeau and collision auto repair; industrial technology, robotics and technology sciences; computer-aided design and engineering (CAD); machine tool (CNC); HVAC; construction management; pre-engineering electronics; and welding. 

“I am delighted we have incredible talent in house with Beau as the College’s new EMIT dean. He was already a valued member of this outstanding team and now brings his energy, enthusiasm and experience from teaching and working in the technical trades to this leadership position,” said Joseph Petrosky, EMIT’s associate provost for academic affairs. “OCC’s EMIT programs have always focused on offering successful educational pathways where students develop the skills and abilities that result in in-demand and high paying careers. Beau’s leadership will take us to the next level of excellence in our partnerships and technical programs.”  

Prior to joining OCC in 2015, Everitt spent 10 years as a machine shop instructor for Oakland Schools, East Detroit High School and Pankow Vo-Tech Center, and as a woodworking teacher at Waterford Mott High School. Everitt also has more than 15 years of experience in skilled trades as a machinist, mold maker and machine operator.   

He also brings extensive high school coaching experience in football, baseball and powerlifting.   

Everitt earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Central Michigan University, an associate degree in manufacturing tooling technology, and a bachelor’s degree in technical education from Ferris State University.   


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