Mike Gehrich is the Director of Aviation for Vincennes University. He manages the aviation maintenance and aviation flight programs for Vincennes University at the Aviation Technology Center.

A 26-year employee who has also been a faculty member and department chair, he is a graduate of Vincennes, specializing in aviation maintenance. He holds a BS degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, and an MLD from St. Mary of the Woods College.

Mike has been a FAA certified airframe and power plant mechanic for 31 years. He has also been an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner for 25 years. He is a private pilot and holds a class A commercial driver’s license. His career has included leadership roles with the Indiana State Police Aviation Section, Lafayette Aviation, American Trans Air, United Airlines, and Rolls Royce.

Mike currently serves on the Flight1 board and has served on the national board of the Aviation Technician Education Council. He is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam. He has served on the Walker Career Center Board and as a member of the IPS school 15 community board. He has been a member of the VU President’s advisory committee, Provost’s advisory committee, and faculty senate. 

Mike has a passion for aviation education and promoting the aviation industry. He has actively participated in the Indiana Math, Science, and Technology Alliance, Minority Engineer Advancement program, Fearless Females program, and Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis, and as a Charter Member of the Talent Solutions Coalition.