Chattahoochee Technical College announces the selection of Missy Cusack, of Paulding County, as the college’s new vice president of Student Affairs, and Heather Pence, of Pickens County, as the college’s new vice president of Administrative Services and Technology.
Cusack has worked with Chattahoochee Tech for the past 20 years, serving for the past six years as the college’s executive director of enrollment services. In this capacity, she was the leader of the largest Admissions and Records Department within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). She also served previously as the college’s director of admissions, as well as a campus life coordinator and admissions counselor.
“Missy brings a solid background of experience to her new role at the college,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “She has been a true leader within the college’s Department of Student Affairs, advancing its mission to support student success through quality activities and services.”
An active member of the Paulding County community, Cusack belongs to the Paulding Rotary Club and serves on the Paulding Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Leadership Paulding, a program designed by the Paulding Chamber of Commerce to provide emerging community leaders with a greater awareness of and participation in community issues, needs, services and resources. As a graduate of the University of South Carolina, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then earned a master’s degree in counseling and guidance services from Clemson University.
Pence brings 19 years of experience to her position, after starting her career with the Georgia Department of Audits and then working for the past 15 years at colleges of TCSG. Since 2016, she served at Chattahoochee Tech as the college’s executive director of compliance, reporting and financial services.
“Throughout her career, Heather has developed excellent working relationships in Audits, with the TCSG System Office, and with our sister colleges around the state,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “She also brings the experience, skills and knowledge, and ethics which are all indispensable to this position.”
An active member of the Pickens County community, where she resides with her husband and two children, Pence serves on the Board of Directors for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. She also served previously as treasurer for the Pickens High School “Pride of Pickens” Band. As a graduate of North Georgia College and State University, Pence earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She then earned an MBA at Reinhardt University. She currently is working toward a doctorate in Public Administration.