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Board Names Embry-Riddle Chief Operating Officer As Interim President

John Watret

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. John R. Watret has been named Interim President following the recent retirement announcement from President and CEO Dr. John P. Johnson. Dr. Watret, who joined Embry-Riddle in 1989, will begin his appointment on June 1.

“With his proven academic experience and innovative leadership, Dr. Watret has a broad understanding of Embry-Riddle as a whole. He is the clear choice to lead the next generation of our institution,” said Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Mori Hosseini.

Campus News

Daytona Beach Campus

EPA P3 Diesel win

Embry-Riddle Engineering Students Win $75,000 EPA Grant

Students in aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering have returned to Daytona Beach as one of seven collegiate teams to win a cash prize of $75,000 in the 11th annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.

Prescott Campus

Observatory - PC

Prescott’s Observatory Named in CollegeRank’s Top 35 List

The Embry-Riddle Prescott Observatory Complex was recently ranked No. 8 on’s list of the nation’s Top 35 Best College Astronomy Observatories, up from No. 17 last year.The four main criteria used in determining the rankings were: Telescopes, altitude, weather and light pollution.

Worldwide Campus

Military Student

Worldwide Earns Veterans Ranking from U.S. News & World Report for Online Programs

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide remains one of the top online educators for veterans, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report this week.