Georgia Trend Names OFTC President Erica Harden One of Georgia’s Most Influential Leaders

Georgia Trend Names OFTC President Erica Harden one of Georgia's Most Influential Leaders

OFTC – Erica Harden, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), was recently named One of Georgia’s Most Influential Leaders by Georgia Trend.  

The recognition was included in the Magazine’s third annual Georgia 500: The State’s Most Influential Leaders, spotlighting those responsible for economic development and local investment across the state of Georgia.  

Highlighting her 34 years of experience in higher and technical education, the article quotes Harden saying, “It’s very much a part of my life. I feel like what we do here is good work, and I feel fortunate to do something every day that is so impactful.”  

Harden was appointed President of OFTC in February of 2019 by former Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Matt Arthur, and under her leadership the college recently celebrated the highest enrollment in its 12-year history with a record of 2,035 students. 

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The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.  


The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit