Peter Hoffman was sworn in as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors at the September meeting by Judge Richard Sanders, a municipal judge for Bloomingdale. Hoffman was appointed to serve on the STC board by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) state board.
Last month, Hoffman was named civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Coastal Georgia. CASAs are business and community leaders selected by the Secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country. CASAs come from many professions including business, education, finance, industry, law, the media, medicine and public service. Each is proactively involved in the community and brings to the position an interest in the Army, a high degree of business and civic leadership and an ability to influence the public.
In 2021, Hoffman retired from Savannah Technical College as its vice president for Student Affairs. Previously, he worked as the director for community engagement and government affairs for Georgia Southern University and for Armstrong State University.
He served as a commissioned officer in the active-duty U.S. Army for three decades, attaining the rank of Colonel. He held command and staff positions at a variety of levels, with responsibility for all aspects of training, administration, logistics and maintenance. He also acted in a diplomatic capacity, liaising and negotiating with foreign government representatives on critical issues such as arms control and bilateral defense related engagements.
He has a master of public administration from Cornell University and a bachelor of arts in political science from North Georgia College. He completed advanced Russian language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., along with post-graduate studies (Russia and the Former Soviet Union) from the U.S. Army Russian Institute in Garmisch, Germany. He also serves on various boards including the Small Business Assistance Corporation, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Mountain Film on Tour Savannah, and Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF.
The College’s Local Board of Directors is comprised of community and industry leaders, who strive to keep the College at the highest standard of excellence in education. The local board facilitates the delivery of programs, services, and activities as directed by the TCSG State Board, advises the President and the TCSG State Board of local industry and community needs for the programs and services to be provided by the technical college, and advocates within the community and within the state on issues of importance in support of TCSG and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market- driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry- specific training, and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.