Two new board members were recently appointed to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Local Board of Directors by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. Appointed to Board were Kristy King Foreman, owner of Ellianos in Waycross (Ware County), and Summer Stipe, COO at Baptist Village (Pierce County). Calvin Bennett, Probate Judge in Ware County presided over the swearing in of the new members.
The CPTC local board of directors serves in an advisory capacity to assist the College in accomplishing its mission. Coastal Pines Technical College’s Local Board of Directors is composed of ten members representing the College’s designated thirteen-county service area.
“I am excited to have these new board members join our local board of directors. It is essential that we have local business and industry representatives on our board. Board members serve as a vital link between education and today’s workforce needs. They help ensure our programs remain relevant to industry and community needs and serve as strong advocates for their local communities.”, stated Lonnie Roberts, CPTC President.
The CPTC board members represent a variety of business, industry, and economic development backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience and wisdom. Board members often communicate community needs to the President and administration; and as a result, CPTC considers its local Board of Directors a vital asset in the quest to fulfill the mission of the College. The local Board meets at least eight times per calendar year, and the actions of the Board are recorded in the official minutes of each board meeting.
Judge Calvin Bennett, Kristy King Foreman, and Summer Stipe