Grant selected as Executive Director for Advancement/Communications

Robert GrantSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Robert Grant as its Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Communications. He is responsible for administration, development and initiatives for both advancement and communications including internal and external development programs. He will manage development priorities through the Savannah Technical College Foundation and work closely with donors to enhance College initiatives and workforce development opportunities.

He was raised in a military family and had the privilege of growing up all over the world. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in secondary education and history. He has spent his whole career in some facet of education.  He started as a high school social studies teacher and then found his way to the nonprofit sector in Development at Junior Achievement of Georgia. He then made the move to higher education as the Director of Development at the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. 

Robert has lived in Effingham County for almost 20 years where he served as a school board member and on the boards of many nonprofits in the Coastal Empire.  He is a graduate of Leadership Effingham and Leadership Southeast Georgia and a member of the Savannah Downtown Rotary Club. Hobbies include just about anything outdoors, kayaking, swimming, biking, and walking. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Guyton with their five children. 

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The Foundation also supports student success through its many privately funded scholarships.

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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 (