John R. Wetsch
- IT Director, Application Service Delivery, North Carolina Department of Revenue
- 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 responsible for supporting the complete application portfolio of the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Previously, he served as the program director for the North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education (NC WISE) program for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, where he managed the $200-plus million initiative by the state of North Carolina to overhaul the student information IT infrastructure of its 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.
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 adjunct faculty at North Carolina Wesleyan College and has taught for North Carolina State University, University of Phoenix, Capella University, Wake Technical Community College, and Lake Region State College.
A 1984 graduate of the College, he served as the first president of the Excelsior College Alumni Advisory Board and ex officio member of the Excelsior College Board of Trustees. He was elected to full membership on the trustee board in 2001.
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).