South Central College Instructor Todd Huxford SkillsUSA Regional Advisor of the Year

(April 10, 2015) Todd Huxford has been named 2015 SkillsUSA Region IV Advisor of the Year. Region IV includes nine states: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Huxford qualified for the regional award after being named the Minnesota State Advisor of the Year in 2014. 

SkillsUSA selected a 2015 Advisor of the Year for each of its five regions. These five regional recipients, including Huxford, are now in the running for National Advisor of the Year, which will be announced at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY June 22 – 26.   

“There were several advisors nominated from the nine states in Region IV,” said Jennifer Polz, Executive Director of SkillsUSA Minnesota. “Due to Todd’s dedication to the SkillsUSA Organization and his many accomplishments as a career and technical educator, he was chosen the overall winner for Region IV from a lengthy application process and evaluation panel.”

Huxford has been a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC/R) instructor at South Central College (SCC) for the past 25 years and a SkillsUSA advisor for the college for the same period. He has also sat on the Minnesota Executive Board for 22 years and been on the SkillsUSA National Master Educator team for 22 years, 16 of which included serving as Contest Chair.   

“Todd has made an impact not only on the lives of our students here at South Central College, but throughout the country through his tremendous commitment to SkillsUSA,” said Dr. Annette Parker, president of South Central College. “We could not be prouder.”

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. On May 8, SkillsUSA will celebrate 50 years of developing world-class workers and responsible American citizens. Over the course of those five decades, this career and technical student organization has served nearly 12 million annual members, helping each one develop the technical skills required for a successful career and the leadership skills that facilitate success in life.