President Hobbs clapping

Four Cities, One GHC Community: ‘Meet and Greet’ events and Ribbon Cutting bring community leaders together at Georgia Highlands College

Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas – Georgia Highlands College has hosted several events across the region in September.

Legislators, community leaders, and more from across Northwest Georgia came together at GHC this month to engage with the college and meet President Mike Hobbs who started as the new president of GHC in July.

President Hobbs spoke at each event while also detailing his plans for the future with community leaders and local media.

In an interview with WRGA, President Hobbs stated, “We are the talent producer for our footprint. So, whatever is in our footprint, we need to know from our economic partners what it is that they need. Because we educate you here, we get you a degree here, we get you in a job here, you raise your family here, and your kids stay here. We are here for our footprint.”

Additionally, University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue joined GHC leadership at the Ribbon Cutting for the new Marietta site this month.

He spoke about the importance of access to higher education and the return on investment students can expect from completing a college degree during the Ribbon Cutting.

GHC opened the new site at 1090 Northchase Parkway over the summer with the goal of bringing even greater access to one of the most affordable colleges in the state and country to Marietta.

Click the city to see more pictures from that city’s event here: Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas