Raymond Holt to retire from South Georgia Technical College

June 8, 2020
Raymond Holt, Jr. announces that he is retiring as an Academic Dean at South Georgia Technical College effective June 30, 2020.
Raymond Holt, Jr. announces that he is retiring as an Academic Dean at South Georgia Technical College effective June 30, 2020.

   Clifford Raymond Holt Jr., has been a constant on the South Georgia Technical College campus as a Dean of Academic Affairs for the past 22 years.  He has announced today that he will retire June 30th, 2020.

   “It has been wonderful being a part of the South Georgia Tech family,” said Raymond Holt.  “I am blessed to have made many friends along the way and I wish everyone continued success.”

   “Raymond and I first worked together as Academic Deans when he started to work at South Georgia Tech in 1998, and we have seen a lot of changes over those two plus decades,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.  “On behalf of everyone at South Georgia Technical College we congratulate Raymond on this achievement and wish him and his family all of the best in his retirement.”

   Holt brought a wealth of business experience to the South Georgia Technical College Academic Affairs department when arrived to be the Dean or Director over the transportation academic programs.  He worked in the management training program at Genuine Parts Company for three years after he graduated from Georgia Tech.  Then he returned to Americus and was the Owner/President of the NAPA Auto Parts stores in Americus and Montezuma from 1965 through August of 1996.  He sold that business in August of 1996 but continued to work for Snider Automotive for the next year and a half.

   He left Snider Automotive in December of 1997 to work for J & M Trucking Company in Americus as the Inventory Control Manager.  He remained there until he left to accept the position at South Georgia Technical College in September 1998 under President Jon Johnson.

    Over the past 22 years, Holt has worked for President Jon Johnson, President Sparky Reeves, and now President Dr. John Watford.  He has been an integral part of helping the college grow and expand its academic program offerings.  He has served as the Academic Dean over the SGTC-Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology program for 20 years.

   Holt is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he was a three-year letterman on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Varsity Football squad.  He was also an ROTC Cadet and Battalion Commander at Georgia Tech.

   He has also been active in the local community serving as a member and officer of different clubs and organizations and churches including serving as Chairman of the Board at Southland Academy and on the Deacon Board of both Center Baptist Church and First Baptist Church.  He is married to Carey Holt and has three grown children Cliff, Amy, and Clarke and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He and his wife are relocating to South Carolina.