Central Georgia Technical College has announced Dr. Andrea Hardin has been selected as the college's new Dean of Instruction for Operations and Programs. She will begin her appointment on September 2.
As Dean of Instruction, Hardin will provide leadership and management of the instructional areas of the college, including strengthening existing academic programs through continuous review and improvement efforts, integration of best practices, providing leadership for faculty, developing new curriculum and programs, developing and managing instructional budgets and scheduling courses for optimal enrollment.
Hardin comes to CGTC from Wesleyan College in Macon, where she was Director of Institutional Research and activity director for the college's Title III Strengthening Institutions Program Grant. Her leadership experience includes serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College/Professor of Business at Reinhardt College, Associate to the Vice Chancellor for the Board of Regents/University System of Georgia, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty/Professor of Business and Education at Gordon College, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at Georgia College & State University.
"Dr. Hardin brings a wealth of experience in academics covering a variety of areas," says Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II, president of Central Georgia Technical College. "Her portfolio of leadership and accomplishments will enhance our instructional efforts as we work to provide the best educational value for our students. We officially welcome Dr. Hardin to the CGTC family."
Hardin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Education from Augusta State University, a Master of Education in Secondary Vocational Education from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College enrolls more than 8,000 students annually in over 200 career programs offering numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. CGTC serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties.