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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Names DeAnnia Clements as Interim President

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs, DeAnnia Clements as Interim President of the college upon the retirement of Dr. Tina Anderson.

“Dr. Anderson has been a tremendous leader for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for the last eight years, and we will truly miss her and her leadership,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “DeAnnia will continue building on Dr. Anderson’s legacy by focusing on student needs and by developing a skilled workforce for business and industry. DeAnnia brings with her an impressive background at TCSG where she has held many different roles, from instructor to vice president. I know she is the right person for the job.”

Clements has more than 20 years of experience at TCSG, whose career in technical education began as an adjunct instructor for South Georgia Technical College in 1999. She would become a Computer Information Systems Instructor for East Central Technical College that later merged to become Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in 2010. Throughout the years, Clements became Dean of Professionals Services and Dean of Allied Health, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wiregrass.

Clements holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Valdosta State University and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southwestern State University. She received the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Lewis I Brinson Leadership award in 2016 and serves on various community boards, accreditation teams, and workforce development efforts in the college’s 11-county service area.

Current Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President, Dr. Tina Anderson is retiring after leading the college since 2013. Clements assumes her role as Interim President on May 3.

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