Merrigan named Dean for Curriculum and Special Projects

#1346 | March 14, 2013

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has selected Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., as Dean for Curriculum and Special Projects. In this role, Merrigan is responsible for assessing the quality of curriculum within all academic divisions, the College’s “Complete College Georgia” initiative, and maintaining accreditation status for all of the College’s academic programs.

Merrigan joins Savannah Tech with more than a decade of higher education experience from Pacifica Graduate Institute located in Carpentaria, Calif. As Director of Academic Affairs for Pacifica Graduate Institute, Merrigan assisted in the day-to-day academic operations, implemented and monitored disability services on the campus, and monitored/reported compliance requirements for the Department of Education Title-IV Program and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). She participated in many groups including WASC Task Groups, Program Development, WASC Steering Committee on Assessment and Educational Continuation (Retention) committees. Merrigan holds a doctorate of philosophy in education with a specialization in leadership for higher education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn.



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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 (