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 Jabari Simama 

POSITION: Since 2012 President of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, a public institution with three campuses and 9 additional learning centers in Metropolitan Atlanta (DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties), Georgia.

PREVIOUS: Chief of Staff, DeKalb County, GA; Vice President for Community Development and External Relations, Benedict College, SC; Director of Community Technology, City of Atlanta, GA.

AFFILIATIONS: Boards: Georgia Chamber of Commerce; DeKalb Chamber of Commerce; Urban League of Greater Atlanta.  Member: Commission on College Readiness (AACC); Presidents’ Roundtable (NCBAA).

EDUCATION: Ph.D., American Studies, Emory University; M.A. African American Studies, Atlanta University; B.S., Secondary Education (English), University of Bridgeport.

OTHER: Publications: Civil Rights to Cyber Rights: Broadband & Digital Equality in the Age of Obama (CC Press, 2009).  Awarded: Narvie J. Harris Education Award (NAACP); Pacesetter Award (NCMPR); Atlanta’s Top Leaders in Education, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2013-2014.

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