SGTC Chairman Emeritus Sparky Reeves Steps Down from TCSG State Foundation Board Service – Americus Times-Recorder
From staff reports
AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves was recently recognized for nearly 50 years of service to South Georgia Tech and the Technical College System of Georgia when he announced his retirement from the Board of Trustees of the state foundation of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Reeves joined the State Foundation Board in 2016 after retiring from South Georgia Tech.
TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier, TCSG 2n/a Carvel Lewis, Congressional State Board Member, of Georgetown, Dan Linginfelter, Chairman of the TCSG State Foundation Board of Directors, of St. Simons Island, Aviation Maintenance Graduate of South Georgia Technical College, Kelsey Bassett, Executive Director of the TCSG State Foundation Board, and Stacy Marshall, Administrative Assistant to the TCSG Chief of Staff. joined Reeves and his family and South Georgia Technical College officials in thanking Reeves for his service to South Georgia Tech, the System, the System Foundation, and most importantly, TCSG students across the state.
“The experience and institutional knowledge that Sparky has shared with the TCSG State Foundation Board of Trustees has been invaluable. We appreciate what he has done to promote the Georgia Technical College System and the State Foundation,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier.
TCSG State Foundation Board Chairman Dan Linginfelter said it’s always a pleasure to come back to South Georgia Technical College. “I appreciate Sparky Reeves and South Georgia Technical College for what they have done and are doing to provide a strong workforce for our state. The State Foundation Board is here to support Georgia’s technical college system through marketing, advocacy, and fundraising to benefit students, programs, and faculty. Sparky lived this mission for almost 50 years.
Kelsey Bassett, executive director of the TCSG State Foundation board, has worked with Reeves in her current position and in her previous role with the system. “Sparky Reeves is wonderful. He is an optimistic, positive and energetic person and he makes everyone around him a better person. I am so grateful to have him serve on the State Foundation Board and he will certainly be missed.
South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford also shared comments about Reeves and how much he appreciates him. “Sparky was my boss for many years and he’s the kind of person you never wanted to disappoint. He was a great chairman and we were very lucky that he agreed to sit on the board of directors of the State Foundation once he retires.
Watford and SGTC Vice President of Advancement and SGTC Foundation Executive Director Su Ann Bird and SGTC Foundation Treasurer Ben Dupree met with TCSG officials Reeves and his wife, Allene , son, Kevin, and son-in-law Ryan Young and granddaughter, Reeves, to celebrate the impact Sparky has had on the college, the system, and the foundations of the system.
Reeves, who retired as president of South Georgia Technical College on September 30e, 2015, worked with South Georgia Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia for over 42 years before agreeing to serve on the board of the TCSG State Foundation. He served on that board for another six years.
He began his career as a faculty member and later rose to supervisor, coordinator, vice president, and president of the college. He served as president of South Georgia Technical College for 11 years and was named president emeritus upon his retirement.
While serving as president of South Georgia Technical College, Reeves was instrumental in forging partnerships with giants in business and industry to help students pursue career opportunities.
He was also active in the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) foundation and was a major fundraiser for the college and its foundation. He helped grow the SGTC Foundation from $3 million to over $8 million in assets.
As a member of the TCSG State Foundation’s Board Development Committee, Reeves was responsible for screening potential candidates for board membership and proposing them for approval by the board. He worked closely with Board members and the TCSG Commissioner to expand current funding priorities while identifying new areas of need.
The TCSG Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of statewide leaders from strategic workforce industries as well as leaders from their local communities, civic and business organizations. The TCSG Foundation Board of Directors guides the TCSG Foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The council meets four times a year.
The TCSG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.