Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, nonsectarian, not-for-profit, coeducational university that spans the globe. Leading the world in aviation and aerospace higher education, and rapidly accelerating its research enterprise across areas ranging from unmanned to autonomous systems and robotics to green aviation, cyber security, space and atmospheric physics, aviation business management, astronomy and astrophysics, commercial space operations, aerospace materials, and more, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University relies on its foundation in tradition to forge new discoveries toward an exciting future.

Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus opened in September 1978 with 240 students and two majors: aeronautical science and aeronautics. More than 40 years later, the combined efforts of an inspired campus leadership team with a talented and experienced faculty, the Prescott Campus is the proud home to just under 3,000 students, hosts over 20 bachelor's degrees, three graduate programs, and nearly 200 student groups and organizations.

Kenneth Witcher, Ph.D., Interim Chancellor, Prescott Campus

Dr. Kenneth Witcher

Dr. Ken Witcher is the Interim Chancellor for the Prescott Campus of Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Witcher demonstrated tremendous leadership in his previous position as Dean of the College of Aviation, Worldwide, leading a team of over 700 active faculty supporting over 14,000 students. He has been an esteemed Embry‑Riddle faculty member since 2004.

Dr. Witcher’s aviation experience includes 20 years of service in the United States Air Force, where he served as superintendent of an operational test and evaluation squadron and field training detachment chief for many aircraft and supporting systems. He also served as a team member of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds. His assignments included Bitburg AB Germany, Luke AFB Arizona, and Nellis AFB Nevada.