Stevan Crew, the immediate past chairman of the board of directors at Chattahoochee Technical College, was recently elected president of the Technical College Directors' Association (TCDA) of Georgia Inc., for the 2012 year.
Crew has served on the foundation or board of Chattahoochee Tech for 23 years. Chattahoochee Tech is the largest technical college in the state with an annual enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and has been ranked as the eighth-largest college in Georgia.
As the TCDA president, Crew represents the 300-plus members of the boards of directors at Georgia’s 25 technical colleges. He also chairs the TCDA Executive Committee, which is the decision-making body of TCDA. The organization sponsors events in support of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides training workshops for its members, and is the co-host for an annual leadership conference which provides its members with professional development.
Crew is one of the founding members of the TCDA, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011.
“There’s never been a better time to be a part of the Technical College System of Georgia,” Crew said. “TCSG enrollment has more than doubled in the past four years and we’re graduating more students who are finding jobs waiting for them when they leave our campuses. For instance, TCSG nursing programs often see 100-percent pass rates on the state exams and other industries continue to solicit the colleges to help in filling key positions at their facilities. Our world-class technical education system has prompted calls from other countries to learn how we do it.”
Crew is well known for his involvement in higher education, having also served on the Kennesaw State University Foundation for 20 years, and is now a trustee emeritus. In addition, he has served on the Paulding County School Board and currently is a chartered board member of the Paulding County Schools Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Paulding Chamber and the former president of the Paulding County Rotary Club. He is currently on the WellStar Foundation Board as well as several historical preservation boards in Cobb County and Atlanta.
He received the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service in recognition for his years of volunteer service to the Boy Scouts of America, and also named Citizen of the Year in Paulding County by the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce.
Crew is an Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Georgia and the American College. He’s a native of Paulding County and has been in the insurance and financial services business since 1972, specializing in employee benefits and estate planning for business owners and families.
He and his wife Linda have been married for 38 years and have two children, Jonathan and Joanna. He’s an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The mission of the Technical College Directors' Association of Georgia (TCDA) is to build the capability of the technical colleges' boards of directors to effectively increase the real and perceived value of technical and adult education in Georgia. Members of the local Board of Directors of the 25 state-managed technical colleges in Georgia are automatically members of TCDA. The association was formed in 1991 as an educational non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.
Information about the Technical College System of Georgia can be found at their website www.tcsg.edu.