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October 11- Dr. Barry Dotson, the Vice President for Student Affairs at Southeastern Technical College, has been named to the University of Georgia’s first Vice President for Instruction Advisory Council, according to Laura Jolly, Vice President for Instruction at the University of Georgia.

{mosimage}"Barry maintains a strong commitment to the success of undergraduate students, not only in his official capacity with Southern Technical College, but also with his alma mater," said Laura Jolly, UGA's Vice President for Instruction.

The Vice President's Advisory Council for Instructional Excellence at the University of Georgia serves as a sounding board for instructional programmatic initiatives through the Office of the Vice President of Instruction (OVPI) involving the academic enhancement of the student experience at UGA.

Dotson has been employed with Southeastern Tech since 1994 and is the second longest-serving vice president of the Technical College System of Georgia’s 26 schools. He has a Doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Georgia Southern University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. 

He is a native of Toombs County and active in the local community.  He was a member of the charter class of the Leadership Toombs (now Leadership Toombs-Montgomery) program through the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. He was also a charter member of the Ambassador program and served as Junior Chamber Leadership Advisor for several years.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Vidalia Onion Festival Committee, the Vidalia Christmas Parade Committee, and the Vidalia Tourism Council.  He served as Co-Chair of the Toombs County Centennial Committee. 

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Toombs-Montgomery Crimestoppers, the Toombs-Montgomery-Wheeler United Way, the Altamaha-Heart of Georgia Workforce Investment Board, and the University of Georgia Alumni Association.

"He is a strong supporter of the UGA Alumni Association and makes sure to get in touch with Vidalia area students at UGA whenever he visits Athens,” said Jolly. “Valued for his breadth of experience and commitment to supporting undergraduate education, we are pleased to have Barry on board as a member of UGA's OVPI Advisory Council."