The Wiregrass Board of Directors, faculty, and staff welcome Dr. Shawn Utley and his family to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
Dr. Shawn Utley has been appointed by the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia to become the Interim President of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Commissioner Ron Jackson appointed Utley as interim effective May 1, 2013. Current President Dr. Ray Perren will become the President of Lanier Technical College on May 1, 2013.
Utley is the Vice President of Economic Development for Moultrie Technical College. He has been with Moultrie Tech since 2004 where he began as Vice President of Satellite Operations. Utley’s long career in education began in 1991 when he was hired as a teacher in the Coffee County School System. He taught in Coffee County and Dougherty County before becoming an assistant principal at Turner County Elementary. He continued his career in Turner County Schools both as an assistant principle and lastly a principle for the Middle School.
Utley obtained his higher education credentials from Valdosta State University where he has also been employed as an adjunct faculty member since 2005. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership, and his Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership all from Valdosta State.