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Beth Mathews completes Ga. Leadership Academy
OTC executive one of 26 chosen from across the state
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Beth Mathews
     Twenty six technical college executives from across the state of Georgia just graduated from the Technical College System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Academy.
      Beth P. Mathews, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Ogeechee Technical College was among the 2008 academy class graduates.
      Participation in the academy is selective and by invitation only. Mathews was nominated to attend the academy by her college president, Dr. Dawn H. Cartee and then approved by the Executive Leadership Academy's board of directors.
      Currently in its second year, the intensive, 10-month academy is held on technical college campuses across Georgia and is designed to acquaint participants with the leadership and managerial responsibilities of TCSG executives. While the program is specifically geared to the policies and procedures of the TCSG, the curriculum is sufficiently broad in scope to have application to public two-year colleges in any state and includes topics ranging from ethics and Board operations to institutional effectiveness, accreditation issues, and strategic planning.
      "Our focus is to use the academy to develop the next generation of great leaders for Georgia's technical colleges," said Technical College Commissioner Ron Jackson. "The academy's programs are ideal for providing these rising executives with unique opportunities to obtain valuable leadership experience."
Jackson also had high praise for the academy participants.
      "I can tell you first hand that this class possesses superb leadership talents and an intense dedication to technical education," said Jackson. "This group was very poised, and each possesses exceptional skills and strengths that will carry our system forward in the years to come."