Lisa Eason to deliver commencement address on June 25

#1364 | June 5, 2013

SAVANNAH – Mary E. “Lisa” Eason, assistant commissioner of administration with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), will deliver the commencement address at Savannah Technical College’s 2013 graduation, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center.

Savannah Tech has awarded more than 130 degrees and diplomas for students that completed coursework from summer 2012 through spring 2013. Also, 460 GED diplomas have been earned during that time. Savannah Tech expects more than 200 degree, diploma and GED recipients to participate in graduation.

Eason is the recipient of the 2008 Georgia GED Outstanding Achievement Award for accomplishments in her education and career. She began her professional career with the State of Georgia as an intern with the Georgia Department of Audits in January of 1995, and went to work full-time with the Department after graduating from the University of West Georgia in August of 1996 with a BBA in Accounting. She also worked as an accounting manager in the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office before being hired in 1999 by the Department of Technical and Adult Education, which later became the TCSG.

She received several promotions during her tenure with TCSG, and in February 2008 the Commissioner recognized Lisa’s contributions to the system by promoting her to the position of Assistant Commissioner of Administration. She currently serves in that role, providing expert assistance and guidance in all areas relating to the administration of fiscal affairs, human resources and information technology for Georgia’s 25 technical colleges, the Office of Adult Education, and Quick Start; the System’s workforce training program.    Lisa also works closely with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, the State Accounting Office, House and Senate budget offices, and other state agencies to ensure the administrative needs of the system are always being met.

Eason and her husband, Jim Eason, live in Sharpsburg, Ga. She has three grown children, one stepdaughter and ten grandchildren. She enjoys tracing her family tree, playing video games with the grandkids, and spending time with her family and friends.

With attendees’ safety in mind, there will be enhanced security at commencement this year. Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed at commencement ceremonies. All bags and persons may be subject to screening. This is similar to security procedures used for other major events at public venues. Employees, students and guests are encouraged to leave personal belongings and wrapped gifts at home or locked securely in their vehicles.


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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 (