Brian Dozer Appointed Vital Link President

Sunday, February 09, 2020

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Vital Link Education-Business Consortium announced that its board of directors has appointed Brian Dozer as president of the organization. Dr. Dozer has served on the board of directors of Vital Link since Nov. 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as director of Webster University’s Irvine campus.

Of the announcement, Vital Link Chairman Bo Wang said, “Dr. Dozer’s combination of relevant experience in education, nonprofits, industry and workforce development, along with his impressive academic background and knowledge of our organization made him the standout candidate.”

Dr. Dozer also serves as co-chair of the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Business & Workforce Development Committee and works on a number of the committee’s task forces.     

Kathy JohnsonIn addition, Kathy Johnson has moved from president to president emeritus during this transition. Johnson has led Vital Link for the last 19 years and will be retiring at the end of the transition. Vital Link and its board of directors will celebrate Johnson’s legacy at the 25th Anniversary VIP Celebration at the Orange County Fairgrounds on April 16, 2020.

“The board of directors would like to express our deepest gratitude to Kathy for her 19 years of dedicated service to our organization. Without question, she has been the most important person in the history of Vital Link and our success would not have been possible without her tireless efforts serving the students of Orange County,” Wang said.

Vital Link is a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing students for their future careers through experiential learning opportunities. We offer programs that introduce students to the world of robotics, design engineering and manufacturing, medical careers, performance engineering, computer programming and much more. Through these hands-on programs, we inspire students to feel confident and excited to pursue a fulfilling career. Vital Link's mission is to be the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career. In the 2019-2020 school year Vital Link will work with nearly 30,000 students in these hands-on programs.

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