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Stubbs selected as Vice President of Economic Development

Brent Stubbs HeadshotSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Brent A. Stubbs as its Vice President of Economic Development. Stubbs was most recently the vice president of adult education at the College. He will plan, administer and evaluate economic development services to include supervision and leadership in the activities of personnel as related to economic development.

 

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • assisting community leaders in the recruitment of new and expansion of existing business and industry within the College’s service area;
  • developing partnerships with businesses, industries, agencies, schools and other community stakeholder organizations to make community and economic development programs accessible;
  • promoting, developing, providing instruction and/or administering professional development and pre-employment training programs at the College and industry settings; and
  • conducting industry job and training analysis, developing training plans and designing performance-based training.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the college and our community in this new capacity,” said Stubbs. “Meeting business and industry needs is what Savannah Technical College does, and I look forward to the enviable challenge of helping to continue the growth of our beautiful coastal community. Any new business thinking about Savannah or this immediate area, should move here now. We have beauty, history, industry, great people, and a world-class workforce education system that is second to none.”

Stubbs has helped to shape the Adult Education career pathways systems in Florida and Georgia – connecting people, employers and training through innovative approaches to education. At Savannah Technical College, he has served as Dean for Adult Education, Dean for General Studies, Vice President for Adult Education and now Vice President for Economic Development. In addition to teaching and administration, his work experience includes professional sales and consulting with small to large employers. Dr. Stubbs has earned a bachelor of arts from Oral Roberts University, master’s in business administration from Brenau University, and Ed.D. from Georgia Southern University.

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 the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

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#2008 | September 16, 2019

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu