Ford named Savannah Tech’s Dean of Adult Education

Charlene Ford - Director Adult Education

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Charlene R. Ford as its Dean of Adult Education. In this role, Ford is responsible for establishing adult education programs for individuals and employers, promoting the program to public and private organizations and overseeing administration for assessment and placement test for all Adult Education students, as well as the English as a Second Language program, which serves more than 1,500 students annually.

Ford holds a Doctor of Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, along with Education Specialist and a Master of Business Administration from the same institution. She also achieved a bachelor of Business Administration in Computer-Based Information Systems Management from Howard University.

Previously she was STC’s Adult Education Coordinator and Adult Education Transition Specialist. She also served as an adjunct instructor at Edward Waters College and Palm Beach State College in Florida. Her secondary education experiences include principal, assistant principal, CTE program specialist, and instructional support team leader with the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. She holds secondary and postsecondary certifications and has experienced the business community as a program coordinator with the Richmond Hill – Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a person with a high school or GED® credential earns $10,000 more per year than a non-high school graduate. The income level increases substantially more for those who go on to complete a college certificate, diploma or degree program. There are more than one million Georgians who are 25 years of age or older and do not have a high school education or GED diploma. Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED® test to attain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing.

Savannah Technical College teaches adult education classes in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties with multiple locations in each community. Registration for GED classes opens July 13 for classes beginning August 31. For information, contact Adult Education at 912.443.5446 or visit and look for the GED Computer-Based Testing Registration Information link.


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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 (