DBA, Northcentral University
MPA, University of Colorado, 1992
M.S. Management, Troy University, 1988
B.S. Secondary Education, State University of New York at Oswego, 1974
Originally from Newark Valley in upstate New York, William Okrepkie graduated with his bachelor’s degree before joining the United States Navy and becoming a career officer and pilot. Retiring in 1994, he owned his own business, worked as a production manager for a manufacturing company, served as a city manager and city councilman for Rapid City, South Dakota, worked in recruiting business for two universities, and he served as the state director for North Dakota Homeland Security Exercise and Training Program.
For more than 10 years, Okrepkie has taught online and traditional courses and provided instruction in business, environmental science, critical thinking and master-level courses in public administration.