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November 17, 2006
Gwinnett Technical College Adds IT Executive to Board of Directors
Sage Software’s Doug Meyer Lends Business Perspective to 10-Member Board
Gwinnett Technical College has gained a seasoned business professional from the high-tech world with the addition of Douglas G. Meyer, president, Sage Software Small Business Division (SBD), to the college’s board of directors.
Rounding out the board of 10, Meyer is the latest addition to the college’s board of directors, which ensures that the needs of the citizens, business and industry within Gwinnett Tech’s service area are met to the highest possible degree. It is the role of the Board member to maintain awareness of local industry and community needs for technical college programs, and to communicate those needs to the college’s president and administrative staff.
As president of Sage Software SBD, Meyer operates in a dual role, managing both the company’s SBD division in North America as well as its only global organization, CRM, the company’s fastest growing business worldwide. Before joining Sage Software, Meyer worked with the NCR Corporation, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Martin Marietta.
“We’re so pleased to have Doug join the Board of Directors for the college,” said Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby. “He’s at the heart of business in the Gwinnett community – and will be instrumental in keeping us on the cutting-edge in program development that meets and anticipates the needs of today’s business community and the key IT sector.”
Meyer earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from the University of Central Florida. As a student, Meyer received the Most Distinguished Student Award, which recognizes one student a year who best represents the University’s goals in academics, community involvement and leadership potential. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Georgia Tech on a President’s Fellowship, given to only a few dozen entering graduate students each year. As part of his fellowship, he taught courses in accounting to business major undergraduates. In addition to Meyer’s role with the Gwinnett Tech Board of Directors, he is also a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Meyer has lived in Gwinnett for the past 18 years, where he currently resides with his wife and two-year-old daughter.
“Increasingly, higher education is a requirement for today’s job market,” Meyer said. “And higher education comes in many forms other than the traditional four-year university. Gwinnett Tech plays a vital role in this community – for both businesses wishing to prosper and for individuals with goals and aspirations. It’s with great pride that I am able to sit on the Board of Directors for Gwinnett Tech, such an important player for all of us who strive to succeed.”
Meyer joins other community and business leaders on the Gwinnett Tech board, including:
- Sharyn Doanes, Ethical Healthcare
- Marian Lucia, FHL Bank
- Jeff Mahaffey, Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP
- Bill McCargo, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
- Jim McGean, Verizon Wireless
- Frantz Pierre, Ricoh Electronics Corp.
- Maxie Price, Jr., Maxie Price Chevrolet, Inc.
- Nancy Quan-Sellers, Asian American Commission for a New GA
- David Seago, Georgia Power Company
To learn more about Gwinnett Tech’s Board of Directors, 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, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. 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 callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.