Dr. Daniel Elected to CCA Board
Date: Dec 01,2020
At its November 5, 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Community College of Appalachia (CCA) elected Dr. Andrea Daniel, President Athens Technical College in Athens, GA, to represent Georgia on the CCA Board, effective November 5, 2020. On the CCA Board, Dr. Daniel replaces Dr. Mark Ivester, President of North Georgia Technical College, who died earlier this year.
The Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA) is a voluntary association of public community colleges serving the common interests of member colleges and their communities through programs and services responsive to the unique cultural, geographic, and economic development challenges facing the region.
- CCA supports the continued growth and development of member colleges.
- CCA builds greater awareness among the general public, the higher education community, regional and national funding sources, and others of the vital contributions now being made by the community colleges of Appalachia in responding to the needs of their communities and of the potential for additional resources to expand and enhance these efforts.
- CCA develops and implements an advancement agenda, reflecting the shared needs of member colleges. This agenda will guide the association in the development of major proposals for submission to regional and national funding sources.
A native of Georgia, Dr. Daniel currently serves as the President at Athens Technical College where she has served for over 24 years. Prior to her appointment as President, she served as Executive Vice President, Vice President for Economic Development, Vice President for External Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, College Registrar, and Student Services Director on the Elbert County Campus.
Earlier she worked in the office of Senator Sam Nunn, supporting the work of the Armed Services Committee, and also as a senior planning analyst for the Atlanta Regional Commission on projects such as the Outer Loop Study, Vision 2020 Education Stakeholder Committee, planning and zoning studies, and Olympic Transportation Planning. In addition, she is a former co-owner of a table-top retail gift store.
Currently, Dr. Daniel serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Dr. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lander University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in Business Administration specializing in organizational leadership from Northcentral University. Dr. Daniel is married to Sterling Daniel and they have one daughter, Kimberlyn, a graduate student at The University of Georgia.