New OFTC Board of Directors Sworn Into Office | Schools
During its local board of directors meeting on Thursday, August 29th at its Sandersville Campus, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) welcomed four new board members and recognized four retiring members.
Mr. Chris Steeley, Vice President of SSI Maxim Company, Inc., will represent Bleckley County. Ms. La Tunya Goodwin, Local Manager for Georgia Power Company in Sparta, will represent Hancock County. Mr. Earnest Wade, Jr., a retired educator and principal from the Dublin City School system, will represent Laurens County. Mr. Ken Bibb, President of The Geo. D. Warthen Bank in Sandersville, will represent Washington County.
Judge Kathy Palmer, Superior Court Judge for the Middle Judicial Circuit for the state of Georgia, presided over the swearing-in of the new members.
"We are thrilled to have Chris, La Tunya, Earnest and Ken join our board of directors,” said OFTC President Dr. Lloyd Horadan. “Each are proven leaders in their communities and are excited to help our College grow and succeed.”
Mr. Chris Irwin (Washington County), Dr. Robert Plummer (Laurens County), Mr. Jim Rhodes (Bleckley County), and Ms. Della Smith (Hancock County) retired from the Board of Directors after serving three consecutive three-year terms. Dr. Plummer and Mr. Rhodes were recognized at the Board’s June meeting, and Mr. Irwin and Ms. Smith were recognized at the August meeting.
“On behalf of the Board and everyone at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, I would like to personally thank each of these board members for their dedication and outstanding service to Oconee Fall Line Technical College,” said Dr. Horadan. “Each of them has been a loyal supporter of our College and true to our mission to serve our students and the workforce needs of the region.”
The fifteen-member board is made up of community leaders representing the OFTC service delivery area, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties:
Mr. Bern Anderson (Washington County), Mr. Ken Bibb (Washington County), Dr. Kathy Culpepper, Chairman (Wilkinson County), Ms. La Tunya Goodwin (Hancock County), Mr. Joe Gore (Jefferson County), Mr. Ben Harvill (Dodge County), Mr. Karl Haywood (Warren County), Ms. Frenchy J. Hodges (Laurens County), Mr. Wayne McDaniel (Laurens County), Mrs. Sandra McNeal (Wheeler County), Mr. Chris Steeley (Bleckley County), Mr. Ben Tarbutton, III, (Washington County), Mr. Earnest Wade, Jr. (Laurens County), Mrs. Etta Wilcher, Vice Chairman (Glascock County), Mr. Desmond Wilson (Telfair County).