Dr. Jermaine Whirl

President of Augusta Technical College (ATC)

Dr. Jermaine Whirl, an Aspen Fellow, is a nationally sought-after, award winning, authority in workforce and community college education. He currently serves as president of Augusta Technical College (ATC), a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Before accepting the presidency at ATC, Dr. Whirl served as the chief academic, continuing education, and economic development officer of Greenville Technical College, and was responsible for the leadership of the college’s seven academic schools and continuing education division serving approximately 20,000 students a year on five campuses and three training centers. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics, finance, and organizational leadership he’s held deanships for a School of Business, School of Art & Design and Adult Education at several institutions in Georgia. He’s a graduate of the Executive Leadership Augusta Forum, Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI), the SC Economic Development Institute, Leadership Greenville Class 44, and Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2016. Dr. Whirl serves on regional and national boards, taskforces, and councils for organizations such as TD Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Warrior Alliance, and the American Association of Community Colleges. Within the CSRA he serves on the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, United Way of the CSRA Board, CSRA Regional Commission, and the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. He also holds an honorary board membership with the Morris Museum of Art and is a member of the Rotary Club of Augusta.

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