Emmett Griswold has been appointed president of Albany Technical College in Georgia. He has served as interim president since June.
Albany Technical College enrolls just under 2,400 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 77 percent of the student body.
In 2018, Dr. Griswold was appointed vice president for academic affairs at Albany Technical College. Earlier, he was dean of academic affairs for the construction, manufacturing, and transportation division at the college. Dr. Griswald began his career at Albany Technical College in 2004 as an instructor in criminal justice.
Prior to his work in higher and technical education, Dr. Griswold had an extensive career in law enforcement and corrections serving as deputy warden for the Georgia Department of Corrections and Probation and as a parole officer for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
“It takes a team of dedicated individuals to maintain a college’s integrity and direction, and I am very proud to have been a part of the leadership over the years. To be offered this opportunity to lead Albany Technical College into the future is a humbling task that I take very seriously. I look forward to continuing to serve the community in this new role as President of the college.”
Dr. Griswold holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Albany State University. He earned a doctorate in career and adult education from Valdosta State University in Georgia.