Mattye Gordon to represent Taylor County on the South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors
Americus, GA – The South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors welcomed one new member and said goodbye to another member as its October meeting recently.
Mattye Gordon of Taylor County was welcomed as the newest member of the South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors and James E. (Jem) Morris of Sumter County resigned his position on the board. Morris is resigning due to relocation with his employer, Georgia Power.
Mrs. Gordon has been serving as the Taylor County representative on the Southern Crescent Technical College Board but once the Technical College System of Georgia added Taylor County to the South Georgia Technical College service delivery area, SGTC President Dr. John Watford asked Mrs. Gordon to join the South Georgia Tech Board to represent Taylor County.
“On behalf of the Board and everyone at South Georgia Technical College, I would like to welcome you to the South Georgia Technical College Board of Directors,” said Chairman Richard McCorkle of Marion County. “I am sure that I speak for Dr. Watford and the entire board when I say that we are looking forward to serving with you and getting to know you better.”
South Georgia Technical College is now serving seven counties. In addition to Taylor, SGTC’s service area includes: Sumter, Crisp, Schley, Macon, Marion, and Webster counties.
The SGTC Board of Directors includes: Chairman McCorkle, James Davis of Macon County, Jake Everett of Webster County and Janet Siders and George Bryce from Sumter County as well as Mattye Gordon of Taylor County. Willie Patrick from Cordele retired recently.
The local Board of Directors of individual colleges were created by Georgia State Statute to assist the Technical College System of Georgia State Board in carrying out its mission. The primary purpose of the local board and its members is to: 1.) advise on program direction via their personal subject matter expertise and awareness of area business needs for program decisions and priorities; serve as a check and balance for the development and implementation of college goals and objectives as well as operations policies and procedures; and 3.) advocate within the community and in the state legislature on issues of importance in support of the technical college system and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.