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October 23, 2006
New Vice President of Academic Affairs Named for Gwinnett Technical College
Cathy Maxwell to Join Gwinnett Tech Leadership Team
Gwinnett Technical College President Sharon Rigsby announces the appointment of Cathy Maxwell, Ed.D, as the college's new vice president of academic affairs.
With both an MBA and a doctorate of education, Maxwell brings extensive experience in both business and collegiate academics to her new role. She comes to Gwinnett Tech from the Illinois state community college system, most recently serving as executive dean of business and technology during her 10-year tenure. In that capacity, Maxwell worked extensively with business and industry in the community and was responsible for the highly successful development of several new programs of study.
In addition to extensive experience in teaching, college administration and workforce development, Maxwell has strong business experience with nearly a decade of work for two Fortune 500 companies. This combination of academic and business expertise is an ideal match for the Gwinnett Tech environment.
"Cathy's business background and relevant academic experience will be invaluable in her role as vice president of academic affairs," said Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby. "She fully understands the vital role a technical college serves in the community - both to students and to businesses - and will help further Gwinnett Tech's work to develop the region's existing and future workforce."
Maxwell is a frequent invited presenter at national conferences on occupational education, adult learning, workforce development and the partnership between industry and education. She is also the recipient of several awards from the state of Illinois for her work within the state's community college educational system.
Maxwell is scheduled to join the leadership team at Gwinnett Tech by November 1.
To learn more about Maxwell and the office of the vice president of academic affairs, or for general information about the college, call 770.962.7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.