TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson announced today that he has asked Dr. Ivan Allen, the president of Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins, to serve as the interim president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon beginning on June 1, 2012.
Earlier this month, current CGTC President Mike Moye informed the college of his intention to retire on May 31 after a career that has spanned 27 years in the state technical college system, including being the president of three TCSG colleges over the last 18 years.
“I thank Dr. Allen for his willingness to help and desire to lead the outstanding faculty and staff and great students of Central Georgia Technical College during the time of transition following President Moye’s well-earned retirement,” said Jackson.
A timeline for the selection process for a permanent replacement for Moye is still to be determined.
Jackson has named Jeff Scruggs, the MGTC vice president for economic development and institutional support services, to be the acting president of MGTC during Allen’s absence.
Allen has been the president of Middle Georgia Technical College since 2005. MGTC has experienced significant growth while under his leadership and, along with CGTC, provides valuable workforce training, adult education programs and economic development incentives for students, businesses and industries in the region served by the colleges.
Community College Week Magazine recognized MGTC as the sixth fastest-growing two-year college in the nation in 2010 among colleges with enrollments between 2,500 and 4,999 students.
Allen began his career as an instructor at Middle Georgia Technical College in 1997 and has also served as the college’s director of accreditation, director of instruction and division chair. He was honored as the TCSG instructor of the year in 2000.
Leading another TCSG college as an interim president is not a new situation for Allen. He performed a similar role for six months in 2010 while leading Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin through a change in presidents.
Allen has a doctor of education from Nova Southeastern University, master’s of public administration from Georgia College and State University, and bachelor of arts from Morehouse College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a research scholar with the Ford Foundation, Campbell Foundation and Dana Foundation.
He serves on the board of trustees for the Houston Healthcare System and is a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins. Allen is also on the boards of Mount de Sales Academy, Museum of Aviation, 21st Century Partnership, Central Georgia Better Business Bureau, Middle Georgia Workforce Investment Board, Middle Georgia RESA, and Community Health Works. In addition, he is active with the chambers of commerce and economic development authorities in the middle Georgia region.
Allen is a native of Macon where he graduated from Mount De Sales Academy in 1988. He and his wife Danyel reside in Centerville with their three children.