Jeff Barratt: Emily Griffith Technical College and Educating Denver's Workforce For Over 100 Years

  • 15 Mar 2016
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St.

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Join City Club of Denver in welcoming Jeff Barratt,  Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College.

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Emily Griffith Technical College is Colorado's most unique public college. It offers an extensive curriculum including more than 500 courses. Over the years, Emily Griffith Technical College has established a reputation for being one of the region's most diverse learning environments. It has assisted more than 2 million students since its inception.

The school of opportunity was founded nearly 100 years ago, and still uses the motto coined by Emily Griffith herself: For all who wish to learn. It welcomes all people, regardless of age, race or education level, who want to expand their horizons and chart their own course for success.


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 About Jeff Barratt

Jeff Barratt serves as the Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College, the largest technical college in the state with a rich and vibrant history. Emily Griffith Technical College serves over 7,500 students annually.  Jeff has served for 20 plus years in various capacities and leadership roles in higher education, including serving as an instructional dean in community colleges in Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado, and serving as the statewide dean for Career and Technical Education for the Colorado Community College System office.  

Jeff has served as Executive Director at Emily Griffith for over five years and has engineered many changes during his tenure, including the relocation and build-out of a new main campus and branch campus, and two instructional service centers, while leading new accreditation and strategic planning efforts for the College.  Prior to his service in higher education, Jeff served for 16 years in various roles in the manufacturing sector in his home state of Missouri.  Jeff holds a BA in English, an MS in Technical Education, and is pursuing an EdD in higher education leadership.



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