Welch moves on to Ge­or­gia Mil­i­tary Col­lege as new Dean of Stu­dents in Fair­burn, sticks with PCC for now

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By KEVIN MYRICK Edi­tor

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege’s Polk County Cam­pus has a new head, and April Welch has moved on to a new po­si­tion at Ge­or­gia Mil­i­tary Col­lege.

Welch, who had been the cam­pus head and re­mains the pres­i­dent of the Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s board of di­rec­tors for the rest of the year, said that she has al­ready sold her house and taken over as Dean of Stu­dents at GMC’s Fair­burn cam­pus, all within a month.

“I miss Polk County, and I’ve been stay­ing in touch with peo­ple,” she said.

She said her work will con­tinue with the cham­ber by phone and through Skype con­fer­enc­ing for the next meet­ing, set to be held in Oc­to­ber, and that for now day-to-day is­sues and meet­ings are be­ing han­dled by vice pres­i­dent of the board, Britt Mad­den Jr.

“I’m not as in­volved as I was and be­ing as hands on in meet­ings as I’d like to be., sim­ply be­cause I drive an hour one-way to work now and I can’t ge home as quickly as I’d like,” Welch said.

For the time be­ing, Welch re­mains in Polk County in Aragon and is com­munt­ing, but said that she’s ex­cited to be get­ting to work in a new role.

“So far, ev­ery­thing is work­ing out. Just lov­ing the op­por­tu­nity to serve stu­dents, and that’s

my pas­sion,” she said. “The im­pact that we’re mak­ing in this com­mu­nity (Fair­burn), and the ser­vices that we’re able to pro­vide to stu­dents, just the com­mit­ment for those that I work with, if they start here they can go any­where or do any­thing.”

GMC is a ju­nior col­lege with some bach­e­lor’s work, much like Ge­or­gia High­lands Col­lege.

The new cam­pus man­ager and Di­rec­tor of Stu­dents Af­fairs at the Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege cam­pus in Polk County is Donna Bald­win.

Check back for more on Bald­win’s new role as the cam­pus man­ager in the com­ing edi­tion of the Stan­dard Jour­nal.

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