Macon, Ga. – The mission of Central Georgia Technical College carried out to an 11-county service area, is not achieved without the dedication, organization, and passion of leadership. That’s why when one of its longest standing personnel retires, recognition is in order.
Dana Davis, of Macon, retired in June, finishing out a 30-year career with the College and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Prior to working with CGTC, Davis worked 16 years with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA.
In her tenure with technical education, Davis served as vice president in numerous divisions, including in Administrative Services, Institutional Effectiveness and Facilities and Ancillary Services and most recently, Satellite Operations.
“I began my career as an Accounting Instructor, and advanced to Registrar and Director of Financial Aid prior to becoming a vice president,” Davis said. “Working throughout the college has provided me an opportunity to learn multiple facets of the college and to serve students in different capacities. I enjoyed being involved with the communities and strengthening the successful partnerships and building new ones that will serve and benefit our students. Our mission is incredibly valuable to improving the lives of many people.”
In February 2013, Davis assumed position with CGTC as the vice president of Satellite Operations on its Milledgeville Campus where she has since worked to provide access to technical education for many of the colleges rural service areas.
Davis says one of her greatest accomplishments has been providing students the tools needed to be successful by removing barriers to success.
In 2019, Davis worked with the Baldwin County School District to provide credit welding courses to adult students inside the state-of-the-art labs at Baldwin County High School. She finds this type of willingness to adapt vital to education.
“Be willing to serve in whatever capacity in which your skills are most needed in the organization,” she said. “It is so very rewarding to see the lives of students change throughout the educational process.
Davis has served on numerous local boards and committees including the Baldwin County College and Career Academy Advisory Board, Milledgeville Rotary Club, Milledgeville Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce, Communities and Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Board, and the Central Georgia Health Care Alliance.
Davis credits CGTC president Dr. Ivan H. Allen for his vision and growing her capacity for leadership by serving in numerous roles.
Davis and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 31 years. They have one son, Baker Davis. Davis and her husband live in Macon, Ga.
Photo: Dana Davis