Dr. Aldridge selected as STC Dean for Effingham Campus

Tristam Aldridge HeadshotRINCON, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Tristam Aldridge as its Dean of Effingham Campus. Dr. Aldridge was most recently the special projects assistant at Georgia Southwestern State University. During his three year tenure, he served in the president’s office, and supervised the division of student affairs and auxiliary services. He will be responsible for the administration and operation of STC’s Effingham Campus in Rincon, Ga.  He will also oversee academic programs, courses, and instruction services including college, community and high school programs, as well as promote the college to public and private organizations.

Dr. Aldridge has earned a bachelor of science with majors in psychology/counseling skills from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Ga., a master of education and a doctor of philosophy with a focus on educational leadership and higher education administration from Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C.  

Aldridge has worked in higher education with leadership positions for the past two decades. Before his three years at Georgia Southwestern State University, he was the director of graduate admissions at Georgia Southern University and was the director of graduate admissions/recruitment at Clemson University. He began his higher education career at Toccoa Falls College in the admission department.

STC’s Effingham Campus is located at 2890 Highway 21 South in Rincon, Ga. The campus offers quality instructional programs, economic and workforce development services, adult education and more. Current programs include: Commercial Truck Driving, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Health Sciences programs, Precision Machining & Manufacturing, Welding & Joining, and general core courses.

Effingham Campus is hosting a Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment Preview/Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. All are encouraged to attend to speak with instructors and learn more about programs. College enrollment is open for Spring 2020 with a priority admissions/financial aid deadline of December 15. Visit to apply online.


2020 | November 27, 2019

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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 (