The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) today approved TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson's selection of Dr. Michael D. "Mike" Moye as the next president of Central Georgia Technical College.
The appointment is effective on February 15.
Moye, 61, has been the president of Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for the past eight years and was the president of Moultrie Technical College from 1994 to 2002. He began his career in the state technical college system in 1985 as the vice president of instructional and student services at West Georgia Technical College.
"Dr. Moye knows technical education and its importance to developing careers and attracting business," said Jackson. "He built Lanier Technical College into a showcase for technical training and innovation through lots of hard work, and I know that he will do the same for Central Georgia Technical College."
"He's in touch with his students and their career hopes and dreams, and he understands the workforce needs of business and industry. I'm very confident that Dr. Moye will bring more great success to his new college and the people and communities that it serves."
Jackson also expressed his appreciation for Central Georgia Tech's interim president, Dr. Flora Tydings, who will now return to her full-time position as president of Athens Technical College. "I'm most grateful to Dr. Tydings for providing excellent guidance for the students, faculty and staff at Central Georgia Technical College for the past seven months," said Jackson.
Moye earned his masters and doctorate degrees in education from the University of Georgia. He also has a bachelor of business administration from Georgia Southwestern University.
Enrollment at Lanier Technical College has grown 66% in the eight years under Moye's leadership. The college expanded to add three more campuses during that time and now has a total of five campuses and 18 other instructional sites that employ more than 175 employees in the college's eight-county service delivery area.
Promoting technical education and advancing its importance in workforce development has long been a hallmark of Moye's leadership. He oversaw the opening of the Lanier Tech's Georgia Center for Innovation in Manufacturing, a state of the art facility that provides customized training to industries using automated manufacturing and robotics. He was also instrumental in the creation of the college's Manufacturing Development Center, a business incubator located in downtown Gainesville.
Moye expanded the number of traditional and non-traditional programs at Lanier Tech, including the Motorsports Vehicle Technology program that prepares students for careers in motorsports like NASCAR and Formula One racing. The first of its kind in Georgia, it was named the most outstanding training program in the nation in 2007.
Under Moye, Lanier Tech also opened four new adult learning centers for GED and English as a Second Language programs in Banks, Dawson, Fulton and Lumpkin counties.
"I am honored that Commissioner Jackson and the TCSG State board members have given me this opportunity to lead such a fine institution," said Moye. "CGTC has a wonderful reputation for providing an excellent education as well as supporting local business and industry, and I am excited to lend my expertise to the dedicated professionals who create a quality learning environment for the citizens of central Georgia."
Moye is an active leader in his local community, having served on the board of directors of the Hall County Chamber of Commerce and through membership in local civic organizations.
He has also been a commissioner of the Council on Occupational Education, a national institutional accrediting agency.
Dr. Michael Moye