Technical College System Commissioner to Speak at OTC Graduation
Ogeechee Technical College

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner, Gretchen Corbin, will provide the commencement address at Ogeechee Technical College’s graduation ceremony slated for May 11 at 7:00 pm at Georgia Southern University’s Hanner Fieldhouse. 

Corbin was sworn in as commissioner of TCSG in January 2015 by Governor Nathan Deal. She oversees the state’s 22 technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs, including Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s top-ranked workforce training program.

Prior to joining TCSG, Corbin worked at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), where she also served as Commissioner, as well as Executive Director of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority. At DCA, she oversaw 65 programs and was responsible for more than $71 million in investment in Georgia communities. Previously she served 15 years at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), holding a variety of roles leading economic development teams at global, statewide, regional and local levels. During her time as Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce, GDEcD brought nearly 69,000 jobs and over $13 billion in capital investment to Georgia.

During her tenure, TCSG has seen numerous advances, including an influx of dual enrollment students; new options for GED® completion and transcript acquisition; a tax credit program for employers who encourage GED completion, the opening of the Georgia BioScience Training Center and other new facilities, and a mobile app to facilitate college registration.

Corbin is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including Leadership Georgia, where she has served as president and chairman. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute External Advisory Board, the University of Georgia’s Board of Visitors, and the Fanning Institute Board of Directors. She is also a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has been named the last four years as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians. A native of Cedartown, she, her husband David, and their two daughters reside in Rome, Georgia.

According to OTC Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Ryan Foley, 1100 students are eligible to graduate, although fewer than that are expected to attend.  “Commencement is a time of excitement and celebration, and we are so happy to have Commissioner Corbin with us as we honor our students and this milestone in their lives,” stated OTC President, Lori Durden.


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