TCSG Appoints Dr. Ryan Foley as President of Savannah Technical College

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ALBANY, GA–The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Foley as the new President of Savannah Technical College. The decision by TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier to name Dr. Foley as President was announced today at the April 2024 State Board Meeting of the Technical College System of Georgia in Albany.

“Dr. Foley has consistently demonstrated a remarkable dedication to student success and a profound understanding of the transformative power of technical education,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “His leadership will help Savannah Technical College reach new heights, ensuring its continued impact on the community and the economy.”

Dr. Foley’s journey in technical education spans more than two decades, with a remarkable tenure at Ogeechee Technical College. Starting as a Human Resource Coordinator in 2003, Dr. Foley has demonstrated his dedication and passion for empowering students. He has held various leadership roles at Ogeechee Tech, including Director for Enrollment Services, Vice President for Student Affairs, and most recently, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

“As President of Savannah Technical College, I am committed to fostering an environment of innovation, collaboration, and student-centered learning,” said Dr. Foley. “Together with our dedicated faculty and staff, we will help our students achieve their goals and fulfill their potential, while also meeting the evolving needs of our community and industry partners.”

Dr. Foley holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern University. He also earned his Doctor of Education Degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Ryan Foley assumes his role as President of Savannah Technical College on April 5.

About the Technical College System of Georgia

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 more than 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

About Savannah Technical College

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.



Technical College System of Georgia
Mark D’Alessio
Executive Director of Communications


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