The Technical College System of Georgia has appointed Jermaine Whirl as the new president of Augusta Technical College. He will begin his new job on November 3.
Augusta Technical College enrolls about 4,200 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 46 percent of the student body.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as the next president of Augusta Technical College,” said Dr. Whirl. “Under Terry Elam’s leadership, Augusta Tech developed a long-standing history of making a difference in the lives of students and providing business and industry with a skilled workforce. I am excited to follow in his footsteps and lead an institution that makes such an impact in the community.”
Dr. Whirl has been serving as vice president for learning and workforce development and vice president for economic development and corporate training at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to Greenville Technical College, Dr. Whirl served as dean of the School of Business and School of Art & Design at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and executive director/dean of adult education at Savannah Technical College in Georgia. He also served as a full-time faculty member at Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business Administration.
Dr. Whirl earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He holds an MBA from Charleston Southern University and a master’s degree in adult education & community leadership at what is now Georgia Southern University. Dr. Whirl was awarded a doctorate in organizational leadership at Valdosta State University in Georgia.