Gwinnett Technical College Adds Two In Leadership Roles

GWINNETT – Gwinnett Technical College recently announced the promotion of Stephanie Rooks to vice president of adult education, and the addition of Ebony Starks, executive director, Gwinnett Tech Foundation.

Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president, states “I welcome Stephanie and Ebony in their new roles, our adult education programs and Foundation play vital roles in our mission to support our community in Gwinnett and North Fulton counties.”

Stephanie Rooks, Vice President, Adult Education, previously served as Dean of Adult Education for the College. Rooks leads all Adult Education and ESL services for Gwinnett Technical College, and is responsible for the planning and implementation of all adult education programs for 17 preparation locations in Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. She brings more than 18 years of higher education and experience in her field to the College’s leadership team. Rooks holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University. She serves as Gwinnett Tech’s representative for the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development and Fulton County Workforce Development boards.

Ebony Starks, Executive Director, Gwinnett Tech Foundation, previously served as development manager for the Gwinnett Housing Corporation. As the Executive Director, Ebony is responsible for the day to day oversight and management of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation. In this role, she supports the implementation of a comprehensive internal and external resource development plan for the College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus on Community Development from Howard University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Science in Urban Policy Studies with a focus on Public Administration from Georgia State University and is a 2014 Leadership Gwinnett graduate.

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