D. Glen Cannon, Ed.D., CPAPresident, Gwinnett Technical College
Dr. D. Glen Cannon is the third president in the 33 year history of Gwinnett Technical College, Georgia's second largest technical college.
Prior to assuming the presidency at Gwinnett Tech, Dr. Cannon was president of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. Dr. Cannon has more than 30 years of experience in finance, operations, and leadership in higher education at Georgia technical colleges in Carrollton, Moultrie, Macon and DeKalb County. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of West Georgia, a master's of business administration from Stetson School of Business (Mercer University), and a doctorate of education, specializing in occupational studies, from the University of Georgia. He also holds a Georgia C.P.A. license.
Dr. Cannon has led the College to record growth with an increase of more than 12% to a current enrollment of more than 8,000 students. Through the combined missions of credit academic programs, adult education, and business and industry training, the College serves 22,000 students each year. In 2016, the College was recognized by the national research firm, WalletHub, as being in the top 5% of all community and technical colleges in the nation, and number one in Georgia based on metrics including retention, number of graduates, cost and job placement.
Dr. Cannon serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Gwinnett Advisory Board for the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Dr. Cannon leads the College's work with the Greater North Fulton Talent Coalition and with Partnership Gwinnett. He also serves on the steering committees of the Metro Atlanta Learn4Life initiatives, as well as the Metro Workforce Exchange Coalition.
Dr. Cannon and his wife Penny, an instructor at Chattahoochee Technical College, are originally from the West Georgia area.