MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer T. Dwayne McCay today announced a leadership transition within the College of Aeronautics.
Kenneth Stackpoole, dean of aeronautics and vice president for aviation programs, will move from the dean’s position to focus his attention and time on aviation programs. Korhan Oyman, current associate professor and former associate dean in the College of Aeronautics, will become dean. These transitions are effective Aug. 1.
“With Florida Tech’s growing presence as a leader in international flight education, all of Dr. Stackpoole’s considerable talents will now be focused on elevating those efforts as vice president for aviation programs,” McCay said. “Dr. Oyman is an experienced leader and respected professional in his field. I’m pleased that he will lead the College of Aeronautics and focus on the day to day academic needs of our students.”
The university’s flight training program, FIT Aviation, has conducted flight training for several international aviation companies including Turkish Airlines of Turkey, Air Astana of Kazakhstan, Flybe of the UK, Gulf Air of Bahrain, Copa of Panama, and numerous self-pay students from all over Europe, with additional relationships expected in the future.
Stackpoole has served in leadership positions at Florida Tech since 2007, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His doctorate is in public affairs from the University of Central Florida.
Oyman has worked for Florida Tech’s College of Aeronautics since 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public finance from Istanbul University, a master’s degree in aviation safety from the University of Central Missouri and a doctorate in civil aviation management from Anadolu University in Turkey.