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Gary M. Green, Ed.D.

Forsyth Technical Community College

Dr. Gary M. Green has been President of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since July 2001.  Prior to that, he held teaching and administrative positions in Kentucky and Alabama.  He was a speaker at the White House Conference on the Economy in 2004 and is a frequent presenter on workforce development and community college issues regionally, nationally, and internationally including appearances on CNN and C-SPAN.

The Manufacturing Institute chose Forsyth Tech, as one of four community colleges nationally, to model advanced manufacturing skills standards endorsed by The National Association of Manufacturers.  Under Dr. Green’s leadership, Forsyth Tech has become a leader in biotechnology education and is the home of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce.  In addition, Forsyth Tech developed the first nanotechnology associate degree program in North Carolina.  Dr. Green has worked with major workforce training initiatives with such companies as Reynolds American, HanesBrands, Siemens, and Caterpillar.  He hosted visits to the College by President Bush in 2003 and President Obama in 2010.