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David H. Welden

Acting President/Vice President, Economic Development


David Welden leads the College’s economic programming with a plethora of workforce development programs focused on training and education to grow businesses. He oversees continuing education, career services and the Launch Pointe Center Career Experience.

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.

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