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Aldridge named dean of STC's Effingham Campus
Dr. Tristam Aldridge
Dr. Tristam Aldridge - photo by Photo submitted

RINCON  – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Tristam Aldridge as its dean of the Effingham Campus.

Aldridge was most recently the special projects assistant at Georgia Southwestern State University. He will be responsible for the administration and operation of STC’s Effingham Campus.  He will also oversee academic programs, courses and instruction services, including college, community and high school programs, as well as promote the college to public and private organizations.

Aldridge has earned a bachelor of science with majors in psychology/counseling skills from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, a master of education and a doctor of philosophy with a focus on educational leadership and higher education administration from Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C. 

Aldridge has worked in higher education with leadership positions for the past two decades. Before his three years at Georgia Southwestern State University, he was the director of graduate admissions at Georgia Southern University and was the director of graduate admissions/recruitment at Clemson University. He began his higher education career at Toccoa Falls College in the admission department. He is a member of the Georgia Association of International Educators and the NAFSA Association of International Educators.

STC’s Effingham Campus is located at 2890 Ga. Hwy South in Rincon. The campus offers quality instructional programs, economic and workforce development services, adult education and more. Current programs include: Commercial Truck Driving, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Health Sciences programs, Precision Machining & Manufacturing, Welding & Joining, and general core courses.

Effingham Campus is hosting a Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment Preview/Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. All are encouraged to attend to speak with instructors and learn more about programs. College enrollment is open for Spring 2020 with a priority admissions/financial aid deadline of December 15. Visit to apply online.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.