The Union Recorder

Local News

September 26, 2012

TCSG state board votes to merge CGTC and MGTC

SAVANNAH —  

By a unanimous vote, the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has given their approval for TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson to start the process to merge the administrations of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) in Macon and Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) in Warner Robins.

The board’s action came during their monthly meeting, which was held in Savannah on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The merger should be accomplished by July 1, 2013 and will create Georgia’s second-largest technical college. Last year, CGTC and MGTC, whose main campuses are less than 30 miles apart, had a combined enrollment of 16,027 students in technical education programs. Only Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta enrolled more.

Since 2009, the TCSG has used mergers as a way to reduce some administrative costs while creating larger, more efficient colleges. Once the CGTC-MGTC merger is complete, the system will have successfully merged 17 colleges into eight, leaving 24 colleges statewide.

As the previous mergers have shown, students at CGTC and MGTC should experience little change in the day-to-day operation of their campuses but will gain the benefit of the colleges’ shared instructional and technical resources. No campuses will be closed and the colleges’ other programs, including adult education, continuing education and customized workforce training for business and industry, will continue as before.

Jackson told the board that he will work with the colleges’ leadership, their local boards of directors and regional stakeholders to make sure that the merger process goes as smoothly as possible. 

“Everything that we do will be in the very best interest of our students and their communities,” said Jackson. “Our intent is to create a fiscally stronger institution and one that makes the most strategic and efficient use of all of its education resources.”

Duplication of administrative roles could lead to several executive jobs being eliminated through attrition, reassignment, or a reduction in force.

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday