Stubbs Selected as Savannah Technical College’s Vice President of Economic Development

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Brent A. Stubbs as its Vice President of Economic Development. Stubbs was most recently the vice president of adult education at the College. He will plan, administer and evaluate economic development services to include supervision and leadership in the activities of personnel as related to economic development.

Other responsibilities include:

·         assisting community leaders in the recruitment of new and expansion of existing business and industry within the College’s service area;

·         developing partnerships with businesses, industries, agencies, schools and other community stakeholder organizations to make community and economic development programs accessible;

·         promoting, developing, providing instruction and/or administering professional development and pre-employment training programs at the College and industry settings; and

·         conducting industry job and training analysis, developing training plans and designing performance-based training.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the college and our community in this new capacity,” said Stubbs. “Meeting business and industry needs is what Savannah Technical College does, and I look forward to the enviable challenge of helping to continue the growth of our beautiful coastal community. Any new business thinking about Savannah or this immediate area, should move here now. We have beauty, history, industry, great people, and a world-class workforce education system that is second to none.”

Stubbs has helped to shape the Adult Education career pathways systems in Florida and Georgia – connecting people, employers and training through innovative approaches to education. At Savannah Technical College, he has served as Dean for Adult Education, Dean for General Studies, Vice President for Adult Education and now Vice President for Economic Development. In addition to teaching and administration, his work experience includes professional sales and consulting with small to large employers. Dr. Stubbs has earned a bachelor of arts from Oral Roberts University, master’s in business administration from Brenau University, and Ed.D. from Georgia Southern University.