Blue Cliff Spotlight on Publio Casillas
Blue Cliff College is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality education and career training in the Gulfport area. By hiring qualified individuals like Publio Casillas, Blue Cliff is able to successfully train students for the career path of their choosing. Mr. Casillas is the Director of Education for the Gulfport campus. He uses his expertise in leadership and academics to guide Blue Cliff’s students to achieving their academic and professional goals.
Mr. Casillas is a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. He served for over twenty years as a weather forecaster and instructor developing his skills in leadership and management. Mr. Casillas earned a long list of military awards for both leadership and education along with the President’s Volunteer Award for service in animal rescue.
Mr. Casillas has a passion for helping others which has influenced his professional and personal life. He is devoted to volunteerism and regularly seeks opportunities to help others through mentoring and coaching. He is active in dog rescue and a dedicated community servant.
Mr. Casillas earned an MBA from Saint Joseph’s College. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Philosophy with Northcentral University. His other academic achievements include:
- Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University in Occupational Education
- Dual Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Instructor of Technology and Military Science and Weather Technology
- Six Sigma Training through Villanova University earning certificates in LEAN, Green Belt, and Black Belt disciplines to augment his formal military academic training. This has resulted in him becoming a Community College of the Air Force Level-III certified instructor.