Board of Directors Welcomes Dr. Benton

Love, Stokes, Benton stand for photo Benton signs agreement

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Kathleen DeLoach Benton, was sworn in as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors at the March meeting by Judge Tammy Stokes. She was appointed to serve on the STC board by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) state board.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Benton for the past several months at the Hospice Savannah, Gulfstream, and Savannah Tech COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “I was immediately impressed by her passion for community service and the energy she pours into everything she does. She is a great addition to our local board of directors.”

Benton is the president and CEO of Hospice Savannah, Inc. and Steward Center for Palliative Care. Prior to Hospice Savannah, she served as the director of ethics and palliative care at St. Joseph’s/Candler for more than a decade. She has a doctorate in public health leadership from Georgia Southern University, a masters in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in political science and communications from Furman University. She resides in Savannah with her husband and three children.

“I am privileged to be a part of a mission that works toward the greater good of community economic development and education for all people,” said Benton.

The College’s Local Board of Directors is comprised of community and industry leaders, who strive to keep the College at the highest standard of excellence in education.  The local board facilitates the delivery of programs, services, and activities as directed by the TCSG State Board, advises the President and the TCSG State Board of local industry and community needs for the programs and services to be provided by the technical college, and advocates within the community and within the state on issues of importance in support of TCSG and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (