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CPTC Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

June 18, 2015 05:03 PM

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) president, Dr. Glenn Deibert, is pleased to announce that Dr. Teresa Allen, former institutional effectiveness director at Coastal Pines Technical College, has accepted the position of vice president for Institutional effectiveness. By virtue of the position, Dr. Allen is a member of the CPTC Cabinet (executive leadership team).

Lonnie Roberts professional head shot pic smilingAccording to Deibert, Lonnie Roberts (pictured on the right), who previously held the VP position became provost November 1, 2014. “Roberts continued to provide leadership to the Institutional Effectiveness Department even after he began his new duties as provost,” said Deibert, “until the vice president position was filled.”

“Dr. Allen’s expertise and extensive understanding of institutional effectiveness and the processes of SACSCOC [Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges] equip her for the executive leadership role at CPTC,” added Deibert, “and her 15 years of experience in institutional effectiveness with the Technical College System of Georgia lend her a wealth of knowledge in the field.”

During her tenure as Institutional Effectiveness Director, Allen had an integral hand in CPTC’s successful accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. She assisted in the coordination of the College’s goals, objectives, procedures and standards for quality assurance and in the coordination of the strategic planning process.

Teresa Allen head shot smilingPrior to joining the staff at CPTC, Allen (pictured on the left) held various positions in institutional effectiveness and academic affairs at Ogeechee Technical College and Sandersville Regional Technical College. She also served as assistant director for The Job Network Center at Georgia Southern University.

Allen holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Georgia Southern College.

As vice president for institutional effectiveness, Allen is charged with direction and oversight of institutional assessment, student learning assessment, institutional research and strategic planning. She will provide guidance for the continuous improvement of programs and services toward the achievement of the College’s mission. Allen will also coordinate Perkins' federal funding requirements, and provide guidance to CPTC personnel with programmatic accreditation and certification for educational programs. Additionally, she will serve as CPTC’s accreditation liaison to SACSCOC.

Dr. Teresa Allen and her husband, Don, have one child: Tiffany. A native of Blackshear, Georgia, Teresa is no stranger to the area. Her parents are the late Eugene and Geneva Bowen. 

“Mr. Roberts’ extensive experience in higher education administration provides a strong foundation for leadership,” noted Deibert. “Through the merger process, he served as Acting President of Altamaha Technical College and was instrumental in the successful merger of the two colleges.”

Prior to Roberts’ current position as provost, he served as CPTC vice president for institutional effectiveness. From July 2013 to June 2014, he served as acting president of Altamaha Technical College and in previous years held the following positions at Altamaha Tech: vice president for institutional effectiveness, director of institutional effectiveness, and director of institutional effectiveness/library services.  Prior to joining Altamaha Tech, Roberts held the positions of county administrator and county clerk for Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst, Georgia.

Roberts holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia.

As provost, Roberts assists the CPTC President in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the College function in a manner consistent with, and supportive of, the College’s mission and operating philosophy of the president. He serves as the second-in-command executive officer and is a member of the CPTC Cabinet.

Mr. Lonnie Roberts and his wife, Gina, are the proud parents of one daughter: Georgia.

Mr. Roberts and Dr. Allen join CPTC President Dr. Glenn Deibert and the following eleven CPTC administrative staff to form the CPTC Cabinet: Chad Boyett, executive director of facilities; Dr. Al Cunningham, vice president for academic affairs; Karla Eubanks, vice president for student affairs; Margaret Fairley, project manager; Derrell Harris, executive director of information technology; Denise King, executive assistant of local board operations; Natasha King, executive assistant to the president; Jim Nordone, vice president for strategic initiatives; Monica O’Quinn, vice president for administrative services; Dr. Pete Snell, vice president for economic development; and Cindy Tanner, vice president for institutional advancement.

Coastal Pines Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.


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