Margaret Venable makes a speech at a Dalton State podium

Venable named president of Dalton State

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named College of Education and Human Development alumnus Margaret Venable as president of Dalton State College.

Venable (Ph.D. ’96) takes on this role following former Dalton State President John Schwenn’s retirement. Previously, she served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Gordon State College, vice president and chief executive officer of the University of North Georgia’s Oconee Campus and worked at Georgia Perimeter College in various capacities, including assistant vice president of Early Colleges and Academic Initiatives, interim dean of Sciences and Physical Education, interim dean of Academic Services and department chair of Science and Physical Education.

“Dr. Venable’s skills and experience with the University System are a tremendous asset and she has demonstrated a great capacity for leadership,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Hank Huckaby in a news release. “Her work as interim president has been impressive and we are excited about the future of Dalton State and our partnership with the Dalton community under Dr. Venable’s leadership as president.”

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