Dean Ledbetter receives new title as special assistant at Georgia Highlands

Marquis Holmes

Kathy Ledbetter poses for a picture. Photo by Lydia Chandler
Kathy Ledbetter poses for a picture. Photo by Lydia Chandler

Cathy Ledbetter, campus dean of both Douglasville and Paulding has accepted a new position as the special assistant of strategic planning and assessment to GHC’s President, Donald Green.

According to President Donald Green, part of Ledbetter’s new job is to assist in the strategic planning for GHC’s future by looking across the institution as a whole to see what can be done to improve the college. This will help prepare the college to have a successful 2018 reaccreditation by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The routine reaccreditation process involves a form of self-study that asks colleges and universities to layout their plans for bettering their school.

Ledbetter, who has held similar positions at two other academic institutions, was specifically chosen to avoid the learning curve that comes with this title as well as to demonstrate a high level of experience and wisdom.

Ledbetter’s new position also calls for her to relinquish her current position as campus dean. GHC’s Human Resource Department is currently accepting applications and is actively searching for a qualified candidate to oversee Douglasville and Paulding campuses.

“It is very emotional for me to leave the position that I have loved for years, but I can only hope that the next dean will love and care for the students just as much as I have,” Ledbetter said.

Ledbetter will hold positions as both campus dean of Douglasville and Paulding as well as special assistant to the president until the hiring process is complete.