Moffatt takes over as Career and Technical Education Department Chair
With the recent resignation of Brett Butler, Cowley College welding instructor, Bob Moffatt, has been named the new Career and Technical Education Department Chair at Cowley College.
Moffatt has spent the past 12 years at Cowley College and is looking forward to working closely with the Career and Technical Education department instructors in Arkansas City, Winfield, and Mulvane.
“We have some talented, knowledgeable individuals in the department,” Moffatt said. “Moving forward I hope to work on worthy projects to support our shareholders both locally and nationally.”
Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, Cowley College president, said Moffatt had overwhelming support from members of the CTE Department.
“After reviewing his background and commitment to the college, we thought Bob would be a good choice to replace Brett (Butler),” McAtee said. “He has had a long time presence in the department and has done an outstanding job with the welding program.”
Moffatt was recognized by the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development as a Master Teacher in 2002. He has also received several certifications in welding.
It was when Moffatt began working for his father, Louis T. Moffatt, in the oil business, that he began an interest in welding. He began welding in 1974 and has always had a hand in it even though he at times has ventured into other lines of work.
Prior to Cowley, he taught classes at Pioneer Area Vocational School and did some project teaching for the State of Oklahoma Department of Vo-Tech. He did another form of teaching at professional bowling clinics, and even did some coaching with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas bowling team.
However, he feels his work at the college has been the most gratifying.
“I have worked with a lot of good people at the college and there have been a lot of changes for the good of the college,” Moffatt said. “I find it rewarding to see students of mine move on and be successful.”
He is eager to begin his new role as CTE Department Chair.
“I think there are some definite opportunities to help strengthen local industry and I hope to pursue that,” Moffatt said.