Wed, Jul 21 2010
LeTourneau University has named Sean Fortier as the new associate dean of the LETU School of Aeronautical Science at the Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center at East Texas Regional Airport, according to Fred Ritchey, the dean of the school. Fortier will assist the dean with the increased administrative responsibilities since the school relocated to the airport campus, focusing on working with strategic planning and new programs.
Fortier earned his bachelor’s degree in missionary aviation technology with a concentration in avionics systems in 1991 from Moody Bible Institute. He taught classes at Moody, before going to work for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Redlands, Calif. In January of 1994 he began his career as an instructor at LeTourneau University. Fortier earned his master’s degree in systems technology in 1998 from Louisiana State University.
At LETU, Fortier has taught aircraft systems for 16 years, having been promoted to assistant professor in 1999, associate professor in 2004 and full professor in 2009 before his recent promotion to associate dean. Fortier will retain the chairmanship of applied aviation sciences, but will not teach for the next two years as he focuses on a makeover of the aviation maintenance technology program.