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STC taps two for leadership roles
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SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College has named Gail Eubanks, executive director of enrollment management and marketing to serve as interim vice president for student success.

The appointment is effective immediately and will continue until a permanent vice president is named. Eubanks has led the college’s marketing and enrollment management efforts for seven years, serving as a member of the senior administrative staff and as official spokesperson. She has a master’s degree in speech communication and has held similar positions at Savannah State University and Georgia Southern University.

Previously, she was employed in advancement and communications positions at Kean College and Rutgers University, both in New Jersey.

In her new role, she will supervise staff responsible for front-line student service at the college’s one-stop Student Success Center and provide leadership for the areas of the call center, admissions, financial aid, registrar and student activities. She is replacing Verlene Lampley who retired as vice president March 31.

Stepping into Eubanks’ marketing role to serve as director of enrollment management and marketing on an interim basis is Melanie Smith who has served for two years as the college’s enrollment and retention specialist for Allied Health.

Smith holds a B.S. in broadcast journalism and an M.B.A. from Webster University.

She has previous media relations and marketing experience for the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education and is a member of the visibility team at Carriage Trade Public Relations.

Smith was employed in news and on-air talent for both television and radio in Savannah and in promotions at Barnes & Noble booksellers. She will be responsible for coordinating enrollment and retention activities across the college and directing the college’s multi-media marketing efforts.

Smith is active in the community serving Step-Up Savannah, Starfish Café, Junior Achievement and Learning for Life. She will be the incoming president of the Savannah Advertising Federation for 2008-09.

Both appointments are expected to continue through the summer.