Dr. Gary M. Green is President Emeritus at Forsyth Technical Community College. Green began his tenure as President at Forsyth Tech on July 1, 2001. His goal was to align the College’s programs with the changing economy, with a focus on achieving high student success and completion rates.
Green’s knowledge and passion for the potential that community colleges offer individuals, companies, governments and other entities is evident through speeches and presentations for the U.S. Department of Labor. He also has had national roles on the Executive Committee of the 2006-2009 American Association of Community College Board of Directors and as the Chair of the organization’s Public Policy and Government Relations Committee.
Green is a frequent speaker, panelist and contributor to organizations and events such as with The Aspen Institute, Higher Education Research and Development Institute, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and White House Conference on the Economy. He has been a spokesperson and commentator on community college and workforce development issues with CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, and the Huffington Post.
Green led the Momentum (2005-2010) and Pathways to Possibilities (2015-2018) capital campaigns that raised more than $33 million. He also led the physical expansion of the College with $100 million in new and renovated facilities.
Holding a B.A. and M.A. in English and Ed.D. in Higher Education, all from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Green’s career prior to Forsyth Tech included leadership positions at Calhoun Community College, Decatur/Huntsville, AL, where he received the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Administrator of the Year from the Alabama College System; Owensboro Community College, Owensboro, KY; and Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY.