SCTC Bids Farewell to Board Chair

Dr. Alvetta Thomas (right) presents outgoing board chair Scott Swafford with a plaque for his service.

At the June 21st meeting of the Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) Board of Directors, President Dr. Alvetta Thomas recognized Scott Swafford at his last meeting for his twelve years of faithful service to the College.  Swafford has served on the board for the past nine years and as chair for the last two years.  Prior to serving on the SCTC Board of Directors, he served on the Flint River Technical College Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.

“I have enjoyed serving the College both on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors. I look forward to staying involved at some level and will always be a champion for Southern Crescent Technical College.  This College does great things in all of our communities by training graduates to meet the workforce needs of local business and industry.”

Swafford continued as he expressed his gratitude to the other board members of SCTC for their efforts to become “one college” after the merger and for their role in creating opportunities for the citizens we serve.

Dr. Thomas stated, “We cannot thank Scott enough for his steadfast support of Southern Crescent Technical College in the community. He has been a diligent servant, a strong leader and was pivotal in the success of the merger between Flint River Technical College and Griffin Technical College.  I know that I can call on Scott at any time and he will always be ready and willing to assist.”

For his service and support, Swafford was presented a plaque from the College, a plaque from the Technical College Directors Association and a clock machined by students in the Machine Tool Technology program and painted by the students in the Auto Collision Repair programs at Southern Crescent Technical College.

Scott serves as the Chief Operating Officer of United Bank and represented Upson County on the Southern Crescent Technical College Board of Directors.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Board of Directors serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local Board is comprised of 14 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area comprised of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Taylor and Upson counties. State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.

About Southern Crescent Technical College:

Southern Crescent Technical College is a multi-campus unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves the workforce and community needs of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Upson, and Taylor counties. The College is a public, accredited, two-year post-secondary institution serving a diverse student population by offering academic credit programs and services, adult education, continuing education and programs customized for business and industry.  Southern Crescent Technical College is committed to excellence and is characterized by outstanding instruction, a comprehensive commitment to state-of-the-industry training and workforce development, and a close connection to the community. As the College grows, Southern Crescent Technical College will continue to expand its educational programs and facilities to provide students with enhanced opportunities for career success. For more information on Southern Crescent Technical College or its offerings, please visit www.sctech.edu.