OFTC Welcomes Two New Board Members

The Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Board of Directors inducted two new board members during their recent meeting in Sandersville, August 22.

Eric Smith of Helena-McRae and Troy Windham of Dublin were sworn in by Judge Russell Sheppard of the Washington County Probate Court.

Although governed by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the local board of directors play an important role in accomplishing the mission of the College while working in concert with the State Board. The purpose of the local boards is to facilitate the delivery of programs, services, and activities as directed by the State Board of TCSG. They also advise the President and the State Board of local industry and community needs for the programs and services to be provided by the technical college, and advocate within the community and in the state on issues of importance in support of workforce development efforts.

Originally from Alamo, Ga., Smith is a Local Manager with Georgia Power for Jeff Davis, Telfair and Wheeler counties. He is an active Rotarian, the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce Director, the Hazlehurst Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce Director and a member of the Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership Board. Smith and his wife Laura have been married for 29 years and have four children.

Windham is a native of Dublin-Laurens County and partners with his father in their family business, Windham Greenhouses, and works one day a week as Constituent Services Director for Congressman Rick Allen. Windham is currently the Chairman of Keep Dublin Laurens Co. Beautiful, a member of the Laurens Co. Farm Bureau board of directors, and a past chair of the Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival. Windham and his wife Rebecca have two children.

For more info about OFTC or the Board of Directors, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.

Two new OFTC Board members were sworn into the College's Board of Directors, August 22. L-R: Judge Russell Sheppard; OFTC Board of Directors Chairperson, Ben Harvill; OFTC President, Erica Harden; new members Mr. Eric Smith and Troy Windham.

Two new OFTC Board members were sworn into the College’s Board of Directors, August 22. L-R: Judge Russell Sheppard; OFTC Board of Directors Chairperson, Ben Harvill; OFTC President, Erica Harden; new members Mr. Eric Smith and Troy Windham.