Reetika Dhawan

2024-25 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Reetika Dhawan is a dynamic leader in the field of education. With a rich academic background encompassing a Master's degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics, Reetika's journey in education has been marked by an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Currently pursuing her doctorate in Instructional Design, she continues to push the boundaries of educational practice and theory.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneurial College & Vice President of Workforce & Healthcare at Arizona Western College, Reetika Dhawan has spearheaded initiatives that bridge the gap between education and industry, ensuring students are equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in today's rapidly evolving workforce. Her strategic vision and collaborative approach have led to the development of innovative programs that meet the needs of both students and employers.

Beyond her role at Arizona Western College, Reetika has distinguished herself as a thought leader and influencer in the field of education. She has served on numerous boards, leveraging her expertise to shape policy and drive positive change within the education sector. Her contributions have been recognized with multiple awards, including the prestigious Vice President Innovation Award, Teacher of the Year, and the Heart of Yuma Leadership Award. She believes deeply in the power of education to transform lives and communities and is committed to making a difference in the world.

As the CEO of Entrepreneurial College, Reetika continues to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders, equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Reetika Dhawan was honored with the prestigious Athena International Award in 2023 to recognize her outstanding contributions to education and her dedication to empowering others. This award represents her leadership, vision, and unwavering commitment to excellence.