Scott Stump

As Senior Advisor, Scott leads and contributes to major initiatives and projects including Advance CTE’s Postsecondary CTE Leaders Fellowship Program and Advancing the Framework, a multi-year project to revise the National Career Clusters® Framework. Stump will also support Advance CTE’s federal advocacy, state policy and technical assistance efforts. From July, 2018 through January of 2021, Scott Stump served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education within the United States Department of Education. Prior to assuming this role, Scott served as Chief Operating Officer with Vivayic, Inc. a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations succeed.  

Before joining Vivayic, Scott served as the Assistant Provost/State Director for CTE with the Colorado Community College System. Over his tenure with the system Stump served as State FFA Advisor, Agriculture Program Director and interim President of Northeastern Junior College during the institution’s presidential search process. During his seven-year tenure as a State CTE Director, Scott has served as an officer for Advance CTE.  Through this role, he served on the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors as the Advance CTE liaison.

Stump received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from Purdue University and a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. He began his career teaching agricultural education and biology at Manchester High School in North Central Indiana.  Before coming to Colorado, he worked for the National FFA Organization managing the National Officer team and the National FFA Convention. 

Stump lives on a small ranch in Stoneham, Colorado with his wife Denise and three children: Brady, Ross and Emma.  As a father, Scott is proud that all three children are products of CTE.