Joe Mulford is the dean of manufacturing and customized training services at Hennepin Technical College. Hennepin Technical College serves nearly 25,000 students per year and is the largest provider of Customized Training Services in Minnesota. Mulford has worked in higher education for more than 14 years. He earned a degree in marketing, a master’s degree in management, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in leadership. Mulford has started, owned and operated multiple small businesses over the last 20 years.