A Fond du Lac native, he began his career as a career and technical education teacher in the Cornell and Kewaunee school districts, then in 1987 joined the state Department of Public Instruction in technology education. He was named Gateway Tech president in 2006.
“It is an honor to receive the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. My career can be directly attributed to the experience I was gifted while attending UW Stout,” Albrecht said.
Albrecht was recognized Oct. 7 on campus by the Alumni Association during homecoming weekend festivities.
“My UW-Stout experience has extended beyond my time as a student. It has shaped my life’s work as an educator and industry partner. The faculty and university mentors challenged me to be a lifelong learner and to share my passion with every student served throughout my career,” he said.