Perry Rettig, PhD
Dr. Perry R. Rettig serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Piedmont College in Demorest and Athens, Georgia. He has been an educator for the past 34 years, serving initially as a public school teacher and principal. After twelve years in the K-12 setting, Dr. Rettig became a professor of Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and then served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs prior to moving to Georgia in 2013. Rettig earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and his doctorate at Marquette University. He has spoken extensively across the country and across the globe on leadership and education topics. He has written four books: Quantum Leaps in Educational Leadership (2002); Practicing Principals, Case Studies, In-Baskets, and Policy Analysis (2004); Reframing Decision-Making in Education (2016); and Assuming the Mantle of Leadership: Real-Life Case Studies in Higher Education (2018), all with Rowman & Littlefield. He is presently preparing his manuscript, Making Shared Governance Meaningful. Dr. Rettig’s research interests focus on leadership, shared governance, and enrollment management.