Chattahoochee Tech has named Dr. Stephanie Puffer as the college’s new Dean of Health Sciences to replace Dean Ron Webb, who has retired.
Puffer served previously as program director for the Chattahoochee Tech Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. In 2019, Puffer received the Chattahoochee Tech Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year award. This award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s most outstanding instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields. Puffer’s work in the Chattahoochee Tech PTA program work has helped create and sustain a standard of excellence that includes a decade of all PTA program graduates obtaining licensure on their first attempt.
“Dr. Puffer has high expectations, clear vision, and operates with integrity in all things,” said Chattahoochee Tech Vice President of Academic Affairs and Economic Development Jason Tanner. “She believes in our mission and in our students. She also is the product of higher education and dreams that began at a two-year college, like many of our students.”
Approximately one third of the Chattahoochee Tech student population is enrolled in health sciences. Programs of study include essential workforce training in clinical laboratory technology, paramedicine, radiography, surgical technology, occupational therapy, and dental assisting.