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Embry-Riddle announces new Dean for College of Aviation

Appointee was already serving as interim dean

Dr. Tim Holt is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new Dean of Aviation at the Prescott campus. 
(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Courtesy)

Dr. Tim Holt is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new Dean of Aviation at the Prescott campus. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Courtesy)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Tim Holt to Dean of the College of Aviation at the Prescott campus. Holt had been serving as the College’s Interim Dean since September 2017.

Holt began his career at ERAU in July 2007. His previous appointments included Program Chair for the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Program Chair for the Master of Science in Management, and Director of High School Initiatives, where he was responsible for the creation and administration of a National Dual Enrollment program.

“I’m looking forward to what the future holds,” Holt said. “Building upon our noteworthy past with innovation in all areas of aviation and aerospace is our primary goal.”

Prior to ERAU, Holt served a 22-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. While on active duty, he operated fixed-wing (P-3 Orion) and rotary-wing (MH-60S KnightHawk) aircraft, logging over 2,500 hours as a flight instructor and evaluator.

Holt’s educational background consists of the following:

• Ph.D. in Education (Educational Leadership), Northcentral University

• Master of Aeronautical Science (Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems Specialization with a Human Factors emphasis), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

• Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics (Business Management Emphasis), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

“We are so pleased that Dr. Tim Holt has accepted our invitation to become the Dean of the College of Aviation,” said Prescott Campus Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “Since he assumed his interim duties this fall, he has provided stellar leadership to the college and has become an invaluable member of our senior leadership team. We are especially pleased that he brings experience from both the Worldwide and Prescott campuses to bear in his new position as we collaborate to expand the reach of our university.”  

For more information on Embry-Riddle Prescott’s College of Aviation, visit: http://prescott.erau.edu/college-aviation/index.html.

Information provided by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.