Date Posted: April 7, 2022
Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed Georgia Piedmont Technical College Vice President for Economic Development, Dr. Irvin T. Clark as President of Southern Crescent Technical College. Commissioner Dozier’s recommendation to appoint Dr. Clark as the new President was approved today in Atlanta by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.
“Dr. Clark has committed his career to advancing the mission of community and technical colleges for students, business, and industries in the communities he has served,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “Not only does he have a proven track record of success, but also the experience and vision to lead Southern Crescent Technical College and continue developing a skilled workforce for Georgia. He is the right person for the job.”
Dr. Clark has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including leading Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Economic Development division since 2017. Since his arrival at GPTC, Dr. Clark has led GPTC’s Economic Development Division to record growth of over 500 companies served through customized contract training. He also secured more than $550,000 in philanthropic gifts from business and industry to support the advancement of the institution’s credit and non-credit programs in the areas of advanced manufacturing and STEM related programs.
Dr. Clark also serves as chair of the economic development committee for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Work Source DeKalb Education and Workforce committee, and is a past member of the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Structured Pathways.
“Southern Crescent Technical College has long history of educating and training Georgians in the community for meaningful careers and I am excited for the opportunity to lead,” said Dr. Clark. “I am committed to building upon the foundation laid prior to me and doing everything possible to ensure students receive a world-class education while business and industry get the skilled talent they need to compete.”
Prior to joining GPTC, Dr. Clark was Vice President and CEO at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Harrisburg Campus in Pennsylvania where he was responsible for the education of more than 8,000 students in the Harrisburg metropolitan area. His responsibilities included leading full-time and part-time faculty and staff while managing a $37 million budget. Dr. Clark has also served in various higher education roles at colleges in Maryland and Pennsylvania including as Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Development at Frederick Community College, Director of Student Services at the College of Southern Maryland, and Assistant Dean of Students at Northampton Community College.
Dr. Clark holds an M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education and a B.A. in Sociology from Cheyney University. He earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Morgan State University. Dr. Clark also holds several certificates in budget and financial management from the University of Georgia Carl Vincent Institute of Government.
Dr. Clark assumes his role as President on April 18.
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, and Upson 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.