Larry Calhoun Named President of Southeastern Technical College
September 3, 2015 - Former Provost Larry Calhoun has been named the next president of Southeastern Technical College after the board of the Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) voted today during its monthly meeting to accept the recommendation of Commissioner Gretchen Corbin.
Board Member Tommy David of Statesboro made the motion to accept Corbin’s’ recommendation, and the full board voted unanimously to approve the selection of Calhoun. He will officially become the president of STC on Oct. 1, 2015.
Calhoun is currently the provost of Southeastern Technical College, a position he assumed following the 2009 merger of Swainsboro Technical College and Southeastern Technical College. He had previously served as president of Swainsboro Technical College. Dr. Cathryn Mitchell retired at the end of May 2015 following an18-year tenure as president of Southeastern Technical College, which serves Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs and Treutlen counties.
“Larry Calhoun is an exceptional administrator who has proven through his past leadership roles that he is an excellent choice to be the next president of Southeastern Technical College,” said Commissioner Corbin. “He has devoted his career to serving students, from being a classroom instructor to president of a technical college, and he fully comprehends the educational needs of our students as well as the business and industry needs in the community. I appreciate the work of the local selection committee and look forward to watching Southeastern Technical College and its students flourish under Larry’s leadership.”
From 1998 to 2007, Calhoun worked at the former Georgia Aviation Technical College, progressing from classroom instructor into roles including academic program chair and vice president for academic and student affairs. Prior to 1998, Col. Calhoun served the U.S. as a member of the United States Air Force in a variety of flying, staff and management positions. His 14 assignments with the USAF included time in Southeast Asia and the Pentagon. He holds military decorations including the Air Medal, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Calhoun is a native Georgian and received a B.S. in zoology from the University of Georgia, an M. A. in public administration from Golden Gate University, and an Education Specialist degree in Occupational Studies from the University of Georgia. He is married to the former Debbie Morrison. The Calhouns have three children and eight grandchildren.
About Southeastern Technical College
Southeastern Technical College (STC), in southeast Georgia, serves Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs and Treutlen Counties. The college is the primary public advanced educational institution for this eight-county population. STC has campuses in Vidalia and in Swainsboro, and offers nearly 100 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in 27 program areas and hundreds of continuing education seminars and workshops to improve job skills and provide specialized training. STC serves over 20,000 students annually through credit programs, economic development and the adult education program.