John Grant is the dean of student development at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. His career mission has been to support community college students in their pursuit of life change through creative and impactful intervention strategies. John has worked in K–12 and higher education settings for over 20 years. He began his postsecondary career as a counselor and transitioned into leadership in 2006 with the task of designing and building an academic advising model from the ground up. At different points in his career, he has also been responsible for the strategic vision and execution of teams in career services, disability services, multicultural services, mental health counseling, academic advising, recruitment, student conduct, early alert, and more.
Most recently, John co-led NWTC’s iPASS work that included the implementation of Starfish, holistic coaching training, faculty mentoring, predictive analytics, and an intake survey designed to support students. John’s leadership and experience in change management, project management, and innovative design of student interventions positions him well to support colleges through transformational change and quality improvement. A strong believer in action research, using humor, and celebrating successes, John is dedicated to helping organizations build strategies that engage every employee in student success.
M.S. (Educational Psychology) | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A.(Psychology) | University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Dean of Student Development | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Manager of Advising, Career, and Support Services | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Counselor | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Counselor | Bay Port High School