Derek Dachelet is the Dean of Industry, Trades and Agriculture at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College located in Fennimore, Wisconsin. His educational background includes a doctorate in education from Northcentral University, where he researched the role and impacts that career and technical education college presidents have on the establishment of collaborative industry partnerships. Additionally, Derek holds a Master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Since 2008, Derek has been an adjunct instructor for UW-Platteville in the MSE program in Adult Education. He also teaches and develops curriculum in the Distance Education Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program and serves on the degree advisory board. Besides teaching, Derek’s occupational background includes experience in nonprofit management, philanthropic development, public relations and marketing, sales, and educational leadership.
Derek lives in Belmont, Wisconsin with his wife MJ and their children. Both Derek and MJ are graduates of UW-Platteville and proud Pioneers.