North Ga Tech names interim president

Veteran administrator takes over for Mark Ivester, who died from coronavirus

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier names Dr Michelle Shirley as the interim president of North Georgia Technical College. Shirley is stepping in after the death of Mark Ivester. Ivester, president of the school in Clarkesville since 2016, died earlier this month after a battle with coronavirus.

“Dr. Shirley’s leadership experience at the college, passion for higher education and love for the surrounding community make her the right person to lead North Georgia Technical College at this time,” Dozier said. “Dr. Mark Ivester left a lasting legacy at North Georgia Technical College and I know Dr. Shirley will carry his vision forward by providing more students with opportunity and by continuing to develop a skilled workforce for the region.”

“This is truly an honor to help lead North Georgia Technical College and continue fulfilling the college goals and visions that Dr. Ivester had set forth,” Shirley said. “We have a wonderful, supportive college community, and we are all thankful for the outpouring of love shown for Dr. Ivester and his family. Fulfilling his plans to take our college to the next level will continue to be our priority.”

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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