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Baker College of Auburn Hills Appoints New Automotive Program Director

November 05, 2013

Baran brings automotive, training experience

Roger Baran
Roger Baran, the new director of the Baker College of Auburn Hills automotive program.

Roger Baran in the lab
Roger Baran, the new director of the Baker College of Auburn Hills automotive program, in the Auto Lab.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Baker College of Auburn Hills officials have announced the appointment of Roger Baran to director of the automotive services technology program at the Auburn Hills campus.

“Roger’s expertise in the automotive and training fields uniquely qualifies him to lead our automotive program,” said Jeff Love, Baker College of Auburn Hills president. “I know that with his enthusiasm, knowledge and extensive experience in multiple, applicable fields, he’ll continue to advance the program, keeping it ahead of employer training demands.”

Baran has worked at Mercedes-Benz of Novi since 2000, most recently as the lead diagnostics technician. He has also taught classes at Baker College of Auburn Hills for the past seven years. He is a licensed Master Automotive Technician in addition to being certified by Mercedes-Benz and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

He also worked in human resources and training for two divisions of EDS, Human Performance Services Group and Automotive Retail Group, for a total of nine years.

Baran holds a master’s degree in business management from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Wayne State University, Detroit. After earning his master’s, he continued his education by taking computer science and automotive technology classes at Saint Mary’s College (now Madonna University), Livonia, and Oakland Community College, Southfield. At Jackson Community College, Jackson, he completed the Toyota T-Ten Program. He has also participated in ongoing training provided by Mercedes-Benz and Baker College of Auburn Hills. He is a U.S. Army veteran, trained in explosive ordinance disposal.

Baker College of Auburn Hills automotive and technology program includes a certificate and associate degree in automotive services technology and a bachelor’s degree in automotive service management. Students in the program choose an area of concentration and receive hands-on training through classes and real-world experience. The program prepares students to successfully complete ASE certification as well as proper licensure for the state of Michigan.

For more information about the Baker College of Auburn Hills automotive program, contact the admissions office at 248.340.0600 or nicole.chirco@baker.edu.

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