Kroell named Savannah Tech’s Dean for Health Sciences

Scott Kroell - Dean Health Sciences

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has selected H. Scott Kroell, Jr. as its Dean for Health Sciences. In this role, Kroell is responsible for managing initiatives related to the Health Science programs and instructional services including community, high school and college programs; E-learning and faculty department. He will also serve as a liaison between Academic Affairs and other units of the college.

“We are thrilled to have Scott Kroell as the new dean for our Health Sciences division,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “His extensive leadership in health care, understanding of the value technical education provides for workforce development, along with his service to our communities made him the top candidate. He knows the health care needs of the communities we serve and will be a great leader for the College as it works to expand healthcare-related training in Liberty County.”

Kroell holds a master of health administration from Georgia State University and a bachelor of industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, Ga., after two decades of service. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a board member of the Georgia Board of Nursing Home Administration, Healthcare Georgia Foundation and has been a member of the Governor’s Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee and Governor’s Ebola Task Force.

The Health Sciences division offers programs that prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the health-care community including: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services Professions, Health Care Assistant (Central Sterile Processing, Nurse Aide, Patient Care Technician), Health Care Science (for Dental Hygiene and Surgical Technology), Medical Assisting, Medical Coding/Insurance Data Entry, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology. Some of these programs use a competitive entry process and require applicants to submit an application to be considered for acceptance into the program. The Division offers associate degrees to professional diplomas and technical certificates for programs that prepare graduates for careers in hospitals, dental offices, nursing homes and other health/illness care facilities, including home care.


#1603 | July 17, 2015
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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 (