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Colleges Hold Merger Meeting
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
January 20--  Southeastern Technical College and Swainsboro Technical College held their first merger meeting between all faculty and staff on January 14, 2009.  Held at Southeastern Tech’s campus, over 175 employees attended to learn of merger plans.

“I feel there is strength in numbers.  Together, we can offer our students more.  I believe that the merger between these two great schools is going to create an even stronger college that helps the economic development of our communities,” said Dr. Cathryn Mitchell.

Dr. Cathryn T. Mitchell, who was selected by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia to serve as President of the merged colleges, announced the Vice Presidents.  Teresa Coleman will serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs; Denise Powell, Vice President of Administrative Services; David Yarbrough, Vice President of Economic Development; Gail Ware, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness; and Dr. Barry Dotson, Vice President of Student Services.  Mr. Larry Calhoun, current President of Swainsboro Tech, will serve as Provost for the college.

The merged college will serve Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Treutlen counties.

The two colleges will officially merge on July 1, 2009.  An official name has not been decided yet.  The Board of Directors for each college plan to meet jointly on January 22 to decide on a name.

 
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