SGTC’s Julie Partain named Dean of Enrollment Management and Eulish Kinchens promoted to Registrar position

September 30, 2016
SGTC’s Julie Partain and Eulish Kinchens accept new positions.
SGTC’s Julie Partain and Eulish Kinchens accept new positions.

South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford recently announced two key personnel changes for the Americus and Cordele campuses.

Former SGTC Registrar Julie Partain has been named as the new Dean of Enrollment Management for the college. Her new office will be located on the Crisp County Center Campus.

Eulish Jones Kinchens, who is currently working in the Resource Development/Marketing office and has been with South Georgia Tech for 16 years, has been promoted to the Registrar position. She will remain on the Americus campus.

“Both Julie Partain and Eulish Kinchens have proven themselves to be valuable employees. They are excellent examples of the type of hardworking and dedicated staff that we have at South Georgia Technical College,” said President Watford. “I am very pleased to be able to fill these administrative positions with individuals who have dedicated their careers to helping students here at South Georgia Tech and I wish them continued success in their new job duties.”

The Dean of Enrollment Management position is a newly created position designed to coordinate and implement student recruitment/admissions activities for the college as well as assisting with scheduling, advising, and implementing curriculum changes. This position will also provide leadership and management for personnel, programs and services for the Crisp County Center. She will report to David Kuipers, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Julie Partain has been with South Georgia Technical College since 2001. She began her career at SGTC as the Workforce Investment Act Coordinator. She served in that capacity for five years before being named Admissions Director for the College in 2006. She was promoted again in 2007 to the Registrar position. For the past nine years, she has managed the registration team and orientation of students, been responsible for maintaining and overseeing student records, planned graduation ceremonies and advised students in academics and financial aid.

She will officially begin her new duties as the Dean of Enrollment Management in October. She and her husband Ken Partain live in Crisp County.

“I am very excited about this new position,” said Partain. “I have deep ties to the Crisp County community and I look forward to working more closely with the Crisp County faculty, staff and students. I appreciate Dr. Watford entrusting me with this opportunity and I believe that having someone dedicated to enrollment management will be instrumental in growing enrollment consistently.”

Partain has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

Eulish Kinchens will officially begin her new duties as the Registrar for the College in October. She served as the Registrar’s Assistant from 2000 to 2014 and has been working as the Resource Development/Marketing Assistant for the past two years.

Kinchens has an associate degree in Business Administrative Technology from South Georgia Technical College and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from DeVry University in 2015. She served as President of the National Vocational Technical Honor Society at South Georgia Technical College and was also an honor graduate from Tri County High School in Buena Vista.   She has one daughter, Samiya, who is an eighth grader in the Sumter County Schools. She is the daughter of Charlie Jones, Jr. of Buena Vista, the sister of Philip Jones of Americus, and the granddaughter of Glenda Ruff of Americus.

As Registrar, Kinchens will be responsible for maintaining student records and monitoring access for compliance with federal and state laws. She will also provide assistance in recruiting potential students, counseling students regarding transfers of credit and advance standing, planning and implementing graduation exercises, processing class grades, verifying completion of graduation requirements and be responsible for VA certification.

“I am very grateful to Dr. Watford and South Georgia Technical College for this new opportunity,” said Kinchens. “I have enjoyed being a part of such a great team and I am pleased to be able to continue that relationship with the faculty, staff, and students in this new role. I appreciate everyone who has helped me over the past 16 years and I look forward to working with everyone in this new capacity.”

Kinchens will report to Vice President of Student Affairs Karen Werling.