Advisory Board


Dr. John Watret

Interim President

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. John R. Watret is the Chancellor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus, which offers robust programs and flexible schedules expertly designed for both traditional and non-traditional students. As Chancellor, he provides leadershipand strategic direction for all academic and operational functions ofthe Worldwide Campus, which is composed of over 150 classroom locations in the U.S. and internationally. More than 25,000 students are served annually through both traditional and online instruction.

Watret is active both nationally and internationally in the aviation industry, serving as a board member for the UF Online Campus, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Asia, Ltd. in Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).

Watret holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Mathematics, both from Texas A&M University, as well as a B.Sc. in Mathematics (honors) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He also has a private pilot’s license.