By UCM News Bureau, July 27, 2020
The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.
"For over 50 years the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation has taught students the skills necessary to succeed throughout the aviation industry," said Furedy. "As an alumnus of this program, I am proud of the accomplishments of our faculty and staff and look forward to continuing our mission of producing highly skilled professionals and leaders."
Dr. Furedy graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Safety; and from Gwynedd Mercy University with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Dr. Furedy has been a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) since 2015 and earned the Certified Member in 2016. He currently acts as the faculty advisor for the UCM AAAE Student Chapter and the Missouri Airport Managers Association (MAMA) Student Chapter.
Dr. Furedy officially began his appointment on July 16, 2020.