Coweta Education Notes: Newnan’s Miles assistant dean of Ga. Tech Professional EducationFrom Staff Reports
Georgia Tech Professional Education has appointed Patrice Miles of Newnan its assistant dean of business operations.
In this role, Miles spearheads the organization’s finance, communications, human resources, IT, marketing, operations and space rental sales departments. She also collaborates with campus leaders and faculty members to cultivate successful working relationships, while developing new business models that impact growth for Professional Education and support the overall mission of Georgia Tech.
Miles served as the director of marketing and sales for Professional Education from 2007-2012, where she was responsible for developing and executing brand and marketing strategies for non-credit and credit programs as well as directing Georgia Tech Global Learning Center sales.
Under her direction, her team earned many industry honors including gold, silver and bronze awards from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Miles was also selected to be a mentor in Georgia Tech’s “Mentor Tech” program and was a nominee for the Georgia Tech Administrative Service Award.
“Making the many pieces of Professional Education come together for maximum impact and seamless operation is my priority,” Miles said. “We have an incredible team of professionals here, and I’m honored to assist them, as well as support the business objectives of the organization in my new capacity.”
Before coming to Georgia Tech, Miles capped off a successful 20-year career at Delta Air Lines as vice president of consumer marketing. She graduated with a BA from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, with additional course work at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.
• Zoo Atlanta offering free field trips for qualifying schools
Now through March 15, schools designated by the Georgia Department of Education as Priority, Alert or Focus facilities are invited to apply for free self-guided field trips through Zoo Atlanta’s Sponsored Admissions Program.
Zoo Atlanta annually allocates a portion of its education funding toward the Sponsored Admissions Program, which has enabled hundreds of Georgia students to benefit from supplementing their science, biology and ecology studies with field trips to the Zoo. Through March 15, funds will be specifically earmarked for Priority, Alert or Focus schools; as of March 16, this opportunity will be made available to Title 1 Schools.
“We are excited that students across the state will have access to Zoo Atlanta and its excellent educational programming,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “Getting children interested in science has never been more important for our state, and this program is a great way to make science come to life for our students.”
Sponsored self-guided field trips include free admission for students named in the reservation and free admission for one teacher or adult chaperone per 10 students. Schools are responsible for transportation costs, lunch and any extra in-park activities.
Interested schools may visit www.zooatlanta.org to learn more or apply for the Sponsored Admissions Program at Zoo Atlanta. Schools must apply for consideration, and submission of applications does not guarantee acceptance into the program.