West Georgia Technical College names acting president

Published 9:00 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin has announced a transition in leadership at West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Scott Rule, TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning and Research, has been named Acting President of West Georgia Technical College.

Dr. Rule joined TCSG as Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning and Research in 2016. He has served Georgia’s technical colleges since 1990 as a technical instructor, chief information officer, vice president for academic affairs, vice president for economic development and most recently, as vice president for student affairs at Chattahoochee Technical College.

“Dr. Rule brings over 25 years of experience in technical education to West Georgia Tech,” said Commissioner Corbin. “His academic credentials are second only to his caring for and commitment to our students, and I’m confident his leadership will enable the college to continue to thrive and serve both students and the community.”

Current president Steve G. Daniel will become an executive director at Quick Start, TCSG’s economic development arm and will also focus on developing a system-wide model to replicate WGTC’s “West in Thirty” program, which enhances the ability of students to transfer credits from technical colleges to four-year colleges. Daniel has served in various positions within Georgia’s technical college system since 2003, including as provost, vice president of economic development and project leader at Quick Start. He has been president of West Georgia Technical College since 2014.

“We appreciate Steve Daniel’s contributions to West Georgia Technical College, and his continued focus on workforce training and development. The West in Thirty partnership with the University of West Georgia has shown great promise and Mr. Daniel’s economic development experience will be an asset for Georgia Quick Start,” said Commissioner Corbin.

Acting President Dr. Rule said he looks forward to visiting with students, faculty and staff and continuing the legacy of excellence at West Georgia Tech.

“West Georgia Technical College has a great reputation in the community and across the state,” Dr. Rule said. “I know and understand the hard work done every day to make a difference in the lives of students, to support the needs of business and industry and to be a true community partner. West Georgia Tech is a great college with a great future.”

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties offers over 120 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the fourth largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit westgatech.edu.

The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions.

For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.