Ritu Raju named as Gateway’s newest president

Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees members today selected Ritu Raju as Gateway Technical College’s newest president, replacing retiring president Bryan Albrecht.

Raju was selected as part of an extensive, nationwide search and will begin her duties Jan. 5.

“Today we thank Dr. Bryan Albrecht for his 16 years of service as president of Gateway Technical College,” said Gateway Board of Trustees Chairperson Rebecca Matoska-Mentink. “Through your vision, we have witnessed the transformation of our college community.

“Today, we celebrate the milestone that serves as a stepping stone for our college – the announcement of your successor. It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Ritu Raju has accepted the offer to serve as Gateway’s next president.”

Matoska-Mentink also noted that the board “expresses its appreciation for Dr. Raju’s interpersonal abilities, her courage, and her warm and thoughtful vision to the Gateway community.”

Raju brings the skills and leadership gained from 18 years in higher education, most recently as vice president for Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus in Hurst, Texas, a position she’s held since 2020. Prior to that, she served as dean for Advanced Manufacturing at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas.

Read more at gtc.edu.

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