Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College (ATC) has appointed a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Emmett L. Griswold will start the position immediately.

Dr. Emmett L. Griswold, III is a native of Milledgeville, GA; however, he has spent the last 27 years as a resident of Albany, GA. Dr. Griswold has over 25 years of work experience in various positions within Georgia’s state government. Dr. Griswold was appointed Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany Technical College in February 2018. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Griswold served as the Dean of Academic Affairs for the Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation Division at Albany Technical College for over 10 years. Dr. Griswold has also served as an educator in technical education at Albany Technical College and higher education at Albany State University as a part-time Criminal Justice Professor, since 2003.

Prior to his work in higher and technical education, Dr. Griswold had an extensive career in Law Enforcement/Corrections serving as Deputy Warden for the Dept. of Corrections and a Probation/Parole Officer for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Griswold received his Doctor of Education in Career and Adult Education from Valdosta State University and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Albany State University. He currently serves as a board member for Albany Second Chance and Commodores Conyers College and Career Academy.

Dr. Griswold has dedicated his life’s work to helping others reach their highest potential and becoming positive contributors to society. “I’m truly honored to be a part of the leadership team and to serve as the Academic leader for Albany Technical College. I look forward to continuing the institution’s strong tradition of providing competent and ethical employees for employers through effective and deliberate leadership practices that promote institutional and community growth.”

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