Dr. Margaret Morgan Completes Executive Leadership Academy
Date: July 8, 2015
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently honored the graduates of its 2014-2015 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA). In a special ceremony, Dr. Margaret Morgan, dean of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Athens Technical College, received a certificate of completion.
Participation in the academy is highly selective and requires a 10-month commitment to complete the program. Dr. Flora Tydings, president of ATC, nominated Morgan to participate.
Morgan had the opportunity to engage in unique leadership experiences with colleagues across the state, share their expertise, and learn best practices.
“Participating in ELA exposed me to many aspects of the Technical College System of Georgia with which I was unfamiliar,” said Morgan. “It also allowed me to gain leadership skills and to develop relationships with colleagues from other institutions.”
The academy is designed to acquaint participants with the leadership and managerial responsibilities of TCSG executives. While the program is specifically geared to the policies and procedures of the TCSG, the curriculum is sufficiently broad in scope to have application to public two-year colleges in any state and includes topics ranging from ethics and board operations to institutional effectiveness, accreditation issues, strategic planning, and more.
Morgan started teaching mathematics at Athens Technical College in fall 1995 and later became the adjunct coordinator for mathematics. In 2002, she began working for the Institute for Online Training and Instructional Systems as an e-learning coordinator. After completing her Ph.D., Morgan returned to the academic side of Athens Technical College as the director of instructional services and was recently promoted to dean of the Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics division.
Photo caption: Dr. Margaret Morgan, left, receives her Executive Leadership Academy certificate from Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, TCSG Chief Academic Officer.