ALBANY, GA – Albany Technical College has appointed a new Dean of Academic Affairs for the Healthcare Technology division. Matt Dennis began his new position on April 3, 2017.

Dennis comes to Albany Tech from Columbus Technical College, where he has served as the Program Director for the Respiratory Care program since 2006. A native of Columbus, Georgia, he holds an associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy, a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, and a master’s of Public Administration in Health Services Administration from Columbus State University.

In 1991, Dennis began his work in the healthcare field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Columbus Medical Center and in 2002, he became the Respiratory Disease Management Clinical Director for Healthways in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2004, he moved back to Columbus, Georgia, and joined Healthfield, Inc. as the manager for their homecare branch before accepting the position with Columbus Tech in 2006.

“My goal as the new Dean of Academic Affairs for the Healthcare Technology division at Albany Tech is to provide quality instruction, while retaining students until they graduate and then, helping them to obtain a job in the healthcare industry,” said Matt Dennis, new Dean of Academic Affairs for the Healthcare Technology division at Albany Technical College.

Dennis said that he will mentor his faculty, who will ensure the competencies and learning outcomes are meeting their benchmark on a consistent basis. He replaces Mattie Buchannon, prior Dean of Academic Affairs for the Healthcare Technology division at Albany Tech, who retired in December of 2016 after 25 years of service.