Dr. John Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide

From The Worldwide Chancellor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has a distinctive mission and distinguished history that sets us apart from other universities. ERAU’s Dual Enrollment Program for high school students plays an important role in our goal to support growth in the fields of aviation, aerospace and engineering.

The Dual Enrollment Program emphasizes holistic, authentic scholarship in a rigorous 21st-century environment, which is relevant to the needs of our global society. Our goals include:

  • Positioning the next generation to respond to a growing demand for quality Aviation/Aerospace and STEM scholars.
  • Making higher education more affordable and accessible, thus reducing educational debt for students and their families.
  • Encouraging critical thinking skills, problem-solving and inquiry-based learning among diverse populations of students.
  • Maintaining America’s role as a global leader in STEM education and technology-based careers.

Thanks to the collaboration of faculty, staff, partner schools, sponsors and their communities, Embry-Riddle stands ready to play our part in producing the next generation of inventors, innovators and business leaders.


John R. Watret, Ph.D., FRAeS
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide