Athens Technical College President Dr. Flora Tydings Retires
Date: July 8, 2015
After serving as Athens Technical College president since August 2003, Dr. Flora Tydings will leave the college on July 8. Tydings will officially retire from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) in August and has dedicated more than 33 years of her career to the field of education.
Under the leadership of Tydings, Athens Technical College reached record student enrollment and campus growth. Tydings also guided the college through a process to expand programs and services available throughout the service area.
TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin has named Dr. Gail Thaxton, current president of North Georgia Technical College, to serve as interim president of Athens Technical College while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted. The search process is expected to take several months. Thaxton will return to North Georgia Technical College once a new president is in place.
“It is a testimony to the skills and talents in our system that we have such exceptional leaders willing to take on temporary assignments for the good of our students across this great state,” said Commissioner Corbin. “We all thank Dr. Tydings for her years of dedicated work and service within TCSG and for the students of Georgia, and I am confident that the next president of Athens Technical College will continue the great work she has done.”
Tydings has been selected by the Tennessee Board of Regents to serve as president of Chattanooga State Community College starting July 15.
Photo caption: Dr. Flora Tydings, pictured, is set to retire from Athens Technical College.