South Georgia Tech to host African American History program February 20th
Central Georgia Technical College President Dr. Ivan H. Allen will be the special guest speaker at the South Georgia Technical College African American History program in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center building on the Americus campus at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.
Musician Leonard Tyson will perform with the South Georgia Technical College Gospel Choir at the event. The Sumter County Primary Singers are also scheduled to provide musical selections at the event which will include SGTC faculty, staff, students, special guests, and community members.
Dr. Allen served as the President of Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins from 2005 until July 2013 when Middle Georgia Technical College and Central Georgia Technical College in Macon and Milledgeville consolidated to form the new Central Georgia Technical College, where Dr. Allen was selected to lead and continues to do so.
After talking the helm of what has become one of the state’s largest two-year colleges, Dr. Allen has remained steadfast in his commitment to the students and to the communities served by Central Georgia Technical College. His college serves as a catalyst for Economic Development and educational training in 11 counties in the Central Georgia region.
Under Dr. Allen’s leadership, CGTC has expanded its reach globally by developing educational and training partnerships with countries across the world, including Afghanistan, China, Columbia, Germany, Libya, Scotland, and Tunisia. Since establishing the Global Initiatives program, the college hosts annual study abroad experiences and has hosted faculty, staff, and students from around the globe.
In addition to serving the Technical College System of Georgia as President of Central Georgia Tech, Dr. Allen is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Healthcare System and is a member of the Navicent Health Foundation Board. He also serves on the board of the 21st Century Partnership, the Museum of Aviation Foundation, the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia and the CSRA, the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Middle Georgia Regional Education Service Agency, and the Middle Georgia Consortium.
Most recently, he was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC serves as the recognized regional accrediting body for institutions of higher education that award degrees in 11 southeastern states. In this role, Dr. Allen joins the other SACSCOC Trustees in representing over 800 institutions of higher learning and taking actions on the accreditation of applicant, candidate, and member institutions in the southeastern states.
Dr. Allen is a native of Macon when he graduated from Mount De Sales Academy. He is a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Allen and his wife, Danyel, reside in Centerville with their three children.
The public is invited to attend the South Georgia Technical College African American History celebration on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019.