New President Announced for CGTC
Central Georgia Technical College has a new President.
Dr. Ivan Allen has been appointed to the position effective immediately.
Allen's appointment means that he'll be the President of the larger college that will result from the planned merger of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC), which is slated for July 2013.
Allen has been the president of MGTC since 2005, but last June, was asked to serve as the interim president of CGTC following the retirement of Dr. Mike Moye.
Ron Jackson with TCSG told WGXA, "“Dr. Allen possesses the right skills to carry this big job forward. He’s widely known and well-respected throughout all of the communities that will be served by the merged college, and he’s deeply committed to the success of every one of his students. He has my full trust and utmost confidence that he’ll be a great president of what is going to be a bigger, stronger college.”
According to a press release, Allen is a native of Macon who began his career at MGTC as an instructor in 1997. He also served as the college’s director of accreditation, director of instruction, and division chair. He was named the TCSG instructor of the year in 2000. Allen has a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a research scholar with the Ford Foundation, the Campbell Foundation and the Dana Foundation.