Date: March 8, 2013
Athens Technical College named Mr. Glenn Henry as the new dean of Life Sciences for the community college, according to a Jan. 31 announcement from college President Flora Tydings.
Mr. Henry has served as interim dean for the Life Sciences division since September 1 after the former dean, Dr. Scott Martin, left to pursue private practice. Prior to that, Mr. Henry oversaw the college’s Emergency Medical Services studies as program chair. Mr. Henry recently established the college’s new Fire Science Technology program that will launch fall semester 2013.
He also represented the college in 2011 as its nominee for the Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick Perkins Award that recognizes the state’s most outstanding technical education instructors.
Mr. Henry’s professional connections both in and outside the college as well as his experience and work ethic made him an easy decision for the deanship, according to Dr. Tydings.
“Mr. Henry was an excellent choice for this position,” Dr. Tydings said. “He continues to build upon his professional connections to establish internal and external partnerships for the college. His knowledge, experience and work ethic are superb, and we are very fortunate to have him on our team.”
Before Mr. Henry joined Athens Technical College as the full-time chair of EMS programs, he was manager of the neonatal and pediatric transport program for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, managing more than 100 employees and a $7 million budget. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the college.
Regarding his appointment as dean, Mr. Henry said he has enjoyed his long association with the college and is looking forward to his new role.
“It is my pleasure to work with the phenomenal faculty, staff and students of Athens Technical College as we prepare the students for careers in the healthcare field and life science,” Mr. Henry said. “I have been employed at Athens Technical College for 25 years, 19 of those as an adjunct instructor and the last six years as a full-time faculty member and program chair. The growth of the college and the programs that we offer make Athens Technical College one of the premiere technical colleges in the state, and I am proud to be part of it.”
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