Dr. Cunningham selected for Vice President of Academic Affairs

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Al Cunningham as its Vice President for Academic Affairs. As Vice President, Dr. Cunningham will administer, plan and evaluate institutional services including supervision and leadership in activities of instruction personnel, institutional academic programs, in-service activities and budget related to operation of the department.

Dr. Cunningham returns to Savannah Technical College with a career of more than 25 years’ experience in leading and directing technical college, community college, university, business and occupational programs. He previously worked at Savannah Tech as Dean of General Studies and Campus Dean for Liberty Campus (2004 – 2012).

He was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Coastal Pines Technical College (formerly Altamaha Technical College before merger) from 2012 through 2016. Prior to his time at Savannah Tech, he had more than a decade of leadership positions where he successfully developed and implemented occupational and academic programs, negotiated intergovernmental agreements, managed annual divisional budgets, successfully marketed training program to state governmental agencies and local business enterprises.

Dr. Cunningham has an Ed.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Business Administration focusing on Management from St. Leo University where he was conferred summa cum laude.

He served more than 21 years in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of Major, while commanding a military unit at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.


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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 (