2019 Annual Conference Speaker – Lorette Hoover

Lorette HooverLorette M. Hoover was born and spent her childhood on military bases overseas as her father was a proud good ol’ soldier, battle field promoted, who retired an officer. She spent her youthful employment experiences in several manufacturing industries including machine shops, a chicken processing plant, and a carpet mill. From the role of worker to operator to supervisor she learned that high trained and skilled employees enjoy a better way of life.

Lorette was selected by the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia to serve as President of Columbus Technical College in June of 2013; her appointment was then confirmed by the State Board. Before that time, she served as President of Altamaha Technical College since 2007.

Prior to taking the helm at Altamaha Technical College, she spent seven years (2000-2007) serving in several capacities at Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville. She served as Acting President, Interim President, Vice President of Student and Academic Services, and began her services to the College as the Vice President of Economic Development.

Prior to joining Southwest Georgia Technical College, Lorette served West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange for 17 years in numerous faculty and leadership positions. She discovered a love adult education and GED programs, became a Dean, a fundraiser, and eventually VP of Academic Affairs.

Lorette serves on several community non-profit boards and is a member of the Rotary Club of Columbus. She also serves on several committees for the Technical College System of Georgia. She holds professional membership with the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, the American Association of Community College, and has served on several site visiting teams on behalf of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).