TCSG Commissioner to deliver Savannah Tech commencement address on July 12

SAVANNAH – Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier will deliver the Commencement Address at Savannah Technical College’s 2022 graduation, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center.

Savannah Tech has awarded 450 degrees and diplomas for students that completed coursework from summer 2021 through spring 2022. Also, 108 GED diplomas have been earned during FY2022. More than 240 students will participate in graduation.

In January 2020, Governor Brian Kemp appointed Dozier as the sixth Commissioner of TCSG. As Commissioner, Dozier is responsible for the 22 technical colleges of TCSG and leads a team of more than 12,000 employees across the system. Dozier has the responsibility of managing an annual budget of more than $1.1 billion.

Prior to joining TCSG, Dozier was Chief Financial Officer for the State of Georgia from January 2019 to January 2020. Dozier also served as Commissioner of the Department of Corrections where he was responsible for overseeing the supervision of nearly 52,000 felony state offenders and leading a team of nearly 10,500 employees. In 2005, Dozier was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Driver Services (DDS) and guided a team of approximately 900 employees. During his appointment, DDS celebrated many customer service improvements and, in 2008, Dozier was presented with the Governor’s Award for Customer Service – Leadership.

Dozier began his career in state government in 1995 as an Analyst for the Legislative Budget Office. A few years later, he transferred to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles where he held the position of Director of Accounting. In 1999, he joined the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) where he initially served as the Policy Coordinator and was later promoted to the Division Director of the General Government and Public Safety Division. Dozier has served in leadership capacities under Governors Perdue, Deal, and Kemp.

Dozier received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and his MBA in Finance from Georgia State University. Dozier is a graduate of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, Regional Police Academy in Athens, and was the recipient of the Frank Thornton Academic Award for Excellence.

Commissioner Dozier resides in Covington with his wife and two daughters.

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