McKenzie selected as Construction Management Department Head

McKenzie in construction lab with blueprintsSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected Kenneth McKenzie as department head for Construction Management. He will develop, manage and teach classes, develop and coordinate curriculum, conduct assessments, evaluate effectiveness of courses through student data, graduate surveys and employer surveys.

McKenzie has 35 years of experience working in all aspects of construction for commercial and residential projects. He was an interim Construction Management instructor for the College during the past year. He worked as a journeyman carpenter for the New York City District Council of Carpenters (Local 926) working on major corporate building projects. He also worked for projects like hospitals and university buildings for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (Local 408 – now part of Local 1912).

He is a Savannah Tech graduate with an associate of applied science degree in construction management. As a student, he was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa honor society and competed on the College’s SkillsUSA Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) team that won gold in the 2021 state competition. In 2020, he was one of STC’s GOAL finalists for student of the year.

Construction Management prepares students for careers in some aspect of construction supervision. Basic carpentry skills include laying footings and foundations, framing, roofing, and interior and exterior finishing. Management skills include principles of accounting, construction drafting, code review, scheduling, and contracting. Construction Management graduates have had a 100% placement in field rate for nearly a decade. For more information about Construction Management, contact STC Industrial Technology Advisor Secene Dorsey at 912.443.5859 or

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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 (