A native of Stanley who taught at Eau Claire Memorial High School for nine years has been named the new vice president of instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC).
Roger Stanford has been with the college since 2001, starting as an instructor in Marketing. He most recently served as director of professional development.
Stanford attended CVTC after graduating from Stanley-Boyd High School. He completed the two-year Marketing program in 1986, after which he served six years in the military. After completing his bachelor’s degree in marketing education through UW-Stout, he began his teaching career at Memorial High School.
While teaching, Stanford continued to pursue higher education, earning his masters of education degree through UW-La Crosse. He has taught at both UW-La Crosse and UW-River Falls. In February, Stanford received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction through Capella University.
After teaching Marketing at CVTC for five years, Stanford was named dean of business, a position he held for one year before becoming director of professional development.
In his new role as vice president of instruction, Stanford reports directly to CVTC President Bruce Barker as the supervisor of all educational programs offered by the College. He works directly with five deans overseeing the programs, and is also responsible for compliance with all accreditation requirements, as well as budgetary and strategic planning responsibilities.
Stanford said he considers himself a “teacher’s teacher.”
“It is a total passion of mine to lead good teaching,” he said.