John R. Wetsch
- Program Director for Cloud Technical Computing, Wake Technical Community College
- BS, Excelsior College
- Bachelor’s, University of North Dakota
- MA in historical astronomy, The McGregor School at Antioch University
- Master of Astronomy, University of Western Sydney
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- PhD in information systems, Nova Southeastern University
- Trustee, 2001-2012
- Vice Chair, 2006-2011
About John R. Wetsch
John R. Wetsch is the program director for cloud computing at Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining WTCC, he worked for the State of North Carolina for 10 years where he was IT director and manager with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. He also served as the program director for the North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education program for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, where he managed the $200-plus million initiative to overhaul the student information IT infrastructure of the state’s public school system. Prior to that position, Wetsch was a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow and worked as a systems engineer, project manager, and program manager for 15 years.
Listed in “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Wetsch was honored by Pope Benedict XVI by being named Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, Civil Division, and he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the governor of that state. The author of several publications, he is also active in industry associations.
Wetsch currently serves on the faculty of Wake Technical Community College and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Cumberlands’ executive doctoral program, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Southern New Hampshire University. He has also taught for North Carolina State University, University of Phoenix, Capella University, and Lake Region State College.
In addition to his Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College, he earned a Master of Arts in historical astronomy from The McGregor School at Antioch University (1989) and a PhD in information systems from Nova Southeastern University (1994). He later earned a second bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota (2001) and a Master of Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney (2002).