Vice President, Academic Affairs, Gwinnett Technical College
Rebecca Alexander leads the planning, implementation, and coordination for the 140+ academic programs at the College. She provides support to faculty and ensures curricula reflect the mission of Gwinnett Tech, preparing students for successful careers.
Prior to joining Gwinnett Tech in 2007, Alexander worked in the Career Management Center at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and taught courses in composition, literature and developmental studies at the University of North Alabama.
During her tenure at Gwinnett Tech, Alexander has served as an instructor, program director and dean of education. Alexander earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Arts from the University of Mississippi. She is also a 2015 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.
Executive Director, Human Resources
LaShanta' Cox leads all Human Resources services for Gwinnett Technical College including: planning and implementation in acquiring and developing talent, training and development of faculty and staff, optimizing human resources operations and providing guidance and support to faculty and staff that includes adherence to best practices for employee relations.
Prior to joining Gwinnett Tech in 2010, Cox worked in Human Resources at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
During her tenure at Gwinnett Tech, Cox has served as Assistant Director of Human Resources and Director of Human Resources. Cox earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from Southern Illinois University and a Master in Organizational Leadership from Walden University.
Vice President, Technology and Operations, Gwinnett Technical College
Galen Martin leads the College’s technology and operations division for two campuses, providing guidance for overall operations across more than 500,000 sq. feet of classrooms, labs, administrative space, and more than 100 acres of grounds. Additionally, his responsibility also covers the College’s safety and security programs (including crisis response) and technology initiatives.
Martin currently serves on the Sugarloaf Livable Centers Initiative and Gwinnett County Transportation Committee.
Since joining Gwinnett Tech in 2006, Martin has worked with College executives, faculty and staff in his information technology roles, including Information Technology director. Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Piedmont College and a Master of Business Administration from Shorter College. He is also a 2014 graduate of Glance Gwinnett, a leadership development program of the Gwinnett Chamber.
Vice President, Administrative Services, Gwinnett Technical College
Sonya McDaniel oversees the College’s budget, accounting, student financial services, and human resources departments, providing guidance and support to faculty and staff that include adherence to best practices for accounting and reporting. McDaniel joined Gwinnett Tech in 2016 as the Executive Director of Accounting and in April 2017 was named Vice President, Administrative Services.
McDaniel’s leadership extends to numerous committees and boards, including the Executive Committee for the Technical College System of Georgia Vice Presidents of Administration Peer Group and as 2018 Committee Chair for the General Accepted Accounting Principles Committee.
Prior to joining Gwinnett Tech, McDaniel worked for the Technical College System of Georgia as a Senior Accountant. McDaniel has over nine years of experience in higher education accounting and leadership at Georgia technical colleges in north east Georgia. A native of the Mississippi Delta, McDaniel earned BBA in accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Vice President, Communications, Gwinnett Technical College
Chuck McKinnon leads Communications and is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of Gwinnett Tech’s marketing and branding strategies, communications, and public relations activities. McKinnon brings more than 15 years of leadership and marketing experience in corporate marketing departments, where he led the development of innovative and targeted messaging campaigns.
McKinnon joined Gwinnett Tech with digital and traditional marketing, media, advertising, mobile application and website management experience at several leading media and publishing companies. Prior to joining Gwinnett Tech, McKinnon was Audience Development Director at the Elkhart Truth newspaper near South Bend, IN, where he created and executed multi-platform, integrated marketing campaigns and directed development of interactive, direct mail, online and sales promotion strategies.
McKinnon holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Carlow University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
Vice President, Student Affairs, Gwinnett Technical College
Julie Post, Ed.D. leads all College student services to include: enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, registrar, advisement, assessment, customer care, Banner services, special populations, graduation, disability services, Veterans Affairs, student life, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, retention and institutional research and effectiveness.
Dr. Post has a rich educational background in secondary and post-secondary education and administration. She has been at Gwinnett Technical College since 2005 and in 2012 was selected as Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Post redesigned the way Gwinnett Tech serves students by leading transformational change organizationally, operationally and physically through the design and renovation of the One-Stop enrollment center where students are supported outside the classroom, during their educational journey.
Prior to becoming Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Post held multiple positions in the Institutional Research and Effectiveness department, where she worked to directly support college-wide planning, research and organizational support.
Dr. Post graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Arts in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College, Michigan, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Georgia. Dr. Post was awarded Outstanding Dissertation of the Year by The University Council on Workforce and Human Resource Education for her work on “The Role of Dual Enrollment in the Educational Achievement of Technical College Students.”
She currently serves on the Leadership Gwinnett Education Day committee, the Learning4Life Commission and as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accreditation Liaison. In addition, Dr. Post is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.
Vice President, Economic Development, Gwinnett Technical College
David H. Welden leads the College's economic development programming with a plethora of work force development programs focused on training and education to grow business. He also oversees continuing education, career services, and the Launch Pointe Center for Entrepreneurship and Internships.
A senior administrator at the College since 2005, Welden served as the interim president from May through August of 2014. He joined the College in 2000 as a faculty member teaching tax and accounting. Prior to joining the College, Welden worked in public accounting as a certified public accountant for 14 years. He earned a BBA and MBA in accounting from Georgia State University.
Welden currently serves on the board of the Aurora Theater, Inc. as treasurer, and the board of Peach State Federal Credit Union. He also served on the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. In 2011, Welden was appointed to Governor Deal’s Higher Education Funding Study Commission.
He has served as president and vice-president of the Technical College System of Georgia’s Vice-Presidents of Administrative Services Council and was a member of the System’s 2008 Executive Leadership Academy. He is a graduate of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2013.