Dr. Donald J. Green (Don) became the fourth president of Georgia Highlands College on September 8, 2014. Prior to his presidency at GHC, Don served as the vice president for extended and international operations and dean of the College of Professional and Technological Studies at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He was also academic dean for Davenport University, and had his own firm advising corporations, governmental organizations, and educational institutions on training and education. Don’s principle areas of work are developing of unique degree programs for future labor markets, improving educational services to non-traditional student populations, and community outreach. His mission is to see higher education must become more accessible and entrepreneurial.
Don has served on boards of directors for The World Literacy Foundation, The Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Prima Civitas and the YMCA.
Since joining GHC, Don has established and is leading a Latino Outreach group whose goal is to raise Latino enrollment numbers throughout Northwest Georgia. Don is a member of the Bartow County Rotary Club. He has visited counties all over Northwest Georgia – including Floyd, Bartow, Paulding, Douglas, and Cobb – meeting with area businesses, groups, and organizations, while also speaking at a variety of engagements. Don is heavily involved with and interested in the development of a higher education curriculum that is more focused on economic development and job growth in Northwest Georgia. Additionally, Don attends Cornerstone Church of Rome where he is an active member of a Bible study group and often leads group lessons and seminars.
Don holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University, a Masters of Labor and Human Resource Management from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Public Administration from Michigan State University. He is blessed with a wife and three children and is in the process of moving his family to Northwest Georgia. Go Chargers!
Dr. David B. McCorkle – Floyd Junior College – 1970 – 1991