Greenville Technical College V.P. Dr. Jermaine Whirl to lead the college

ATLANTA, GA—Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed Greenville Technical College Vice President, Dr. Jermaine Whirl as the new President of Augusta Technical College.

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Dr. Jermaine Whirl

“Dr. Whirl’s leadership experience in technical education and vision for the college make him the right person to lead Augusta Technical College,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “I am confident that Dr. Whirl will continue moving Augusta Tech forward and building on its legacy of developing a skilled workforce in the region. I also want to thank Sheila Hill for serving as interim president of Augusta Technical College over the past year. She did a tremendous job.”  

Dr. Whirl served as Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development and Vice President for Economic Development and Corporate Training at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. In this role, he served as the Chief Academic, Continuing Education, and Economic Development Officer of the college and was responsible for all credit and non-credit instruction, policymaking, compliance, and development activities.

Prior to Greenville Technical College, Dr. Whirl served as Dean of the School of Business and School of Art & Design at Gwinnett Technical College and Executive Director/Dean of Adult Education at Savannah Technical College. He also served as a full time faculty member at Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business Administration and East Georgia State College. His career in higher education began at Winthrop University where he worked in the office of institutional advancement and alumni relations.

“It is truly an honor to be selected as the next president of Augusta Technical College,” said Dr. Whirl. “Under Terry Elam’s leadership, Augusta Tech developed a long-standing history of making a difference in the lives of students and providing business and industry with a skilled workforce. I am excited to follow in his footsteps and lead an institution that makes such an impact in the community.”

Dr. Whirl earned his associate of arts degree at Trident Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in economics at Winthrop University, a master of business administration degree at Charleston Southern University, a second master’s degree in adult education & community leadership at Armstrong State University (now, Georgia Southern University), and a doctorate in organizational leadership at Valdosta State University.

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved Commissioner Dozier’s appointment of Dr. Jermaine Whirl on Thursday, October 1st in Atlanta.

Dr. Whirl begins as Augusta Technical College president on November 3rd.



The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit


Mark D’Alessio


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