SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College has promoted two members of its administrative staff to leadership roles and announces new leadership for the faculty senate.
Bobby Solomon of Rincon is the new campus dean for student affairs for the Effingham Campus. Solomon is a native of Savannah and graduate of Savannah High School. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Tuskegee University and a master’s of science degree from Troy State University.
Prior to joining the staff at Savannah Technical College, he worked as a manager for the Army Career and Alumni Program in Germany with responsibilities for educating active duty military personnel and their family members about veteran’s benefits and transition services.
He joined the college in 2007 and has held positions in the Learning Enrichment Center and most recently served as special populations coordinator, responsible for ensuring that student support services were readily available to disadvantaged student populations to assist them with achieving their academic goals. He and wife Linda reside in Effingham County.
Melissa Banks of Savannah is the acting director of human resources. She has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and has earned the Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation from the Society of Human Resource Management. Banks has served for four years as human resources coordinator with Savannah Technical College.
Previously, she worked in the retail industry, holding management positions in both boutique and department stores. She will serve in this capacity until a new director is appointed.
Cinda Young of Savannah, is the new president of the faculty Senate, the faculty voice in shared governance for Savannah Technical College. It is a two-year appointment. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree from the University of Vermont in essential early education.
Young taught for 26 years in northeastern Vermont, along the Canadian border, as the lead teacher for an inclusive and collaborative public school early childhood program. She was instrumental in the building of an Early Childhood Center that provided comprehensive services to children and families in the community.
In addition to her administrative and classroom duties at the college, Young volunteers for several organizations in the Savannah area and provides workshops in Brain Development, Storytelling and Curriculum Development for Early Childhood groups.