Rex Bishop Joins Chattahoochee Tech as VP of Community & Economic Development
Chattahoochee Technical College is set to welcome Rex Bishop as its new Vice President of Community and Economic Development. Bishop, who previously served as the Dean of Technical Studies at Chattahoochee Technical College, is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at North Georgia Technical College.
“After an exhaustive search and interview process, we know that Rex Bishop is the right person to lead the Department of Community and Economic Development,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “He is well respected by his colleagues here and throughout the technical college system and community. Additionally, brings a broad and relevant range of experience in leadership, credit and non-credit instruction, and business.”
Bishop’s experience in the Technical College System of Georgia is extensive, including his most recent experiences at North Georgia Technical College and Chattahoochee Technical College. He is the previous Division Chair of Technical Studies at the former North Metro Technical College, where he also served as lead instructor in the Horticulture Program.
“I am excited about the opportunity to return to Chattahoochee Technical College and to work with the many fine faculty and staff,” said Bishop. “The opportunities for growth in the economic development division are tremendous and I look forward to working the college and the community.”
Bishop previously served at two other technical colleges in a business development capacity, including as Director of Business and Industry Services at DeKalb Technical College and the Director of Corporate Training and Continuing Education at Gwinnett Technical College. His previous experience also includes Sales Manager for Dorman and Sons Nursery, a General Manager at Arbor-Nomics, a Horticulture Program faculty member at Gwinnett Tech, and a high school horticulture teacher.
The Vice President of Community and Economic Development Position was previously held by Glenn Rasco, who retired in July 2012. Executive Vice President of Chattahoochee Technical College Dr. Trina Boteler has been leading the department in the interim. The department includes a team of approximately 48 employees that is funded by outside funds and monies. In fiscal year 2011, the team had more than 3,500 non-credit students enrolled in classes and many more local, regional and national companies participating in contract services for approximately 5,400 employees. As with the other departments in the college, Community and Economic Development serves the needs of the community in six counties in Northwest Georgia.
Bishop is expected to begin his new position Jan. 28, 2013.
For more information on Chattahoochee Technical College, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-528-4545.