Beauchamp to retire from GGC
Edwin R. “Eddie” Beauchamp, vice president of Operations has announced his plans to retire from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC).
A charter staff member, Beauchamp was appointed the first vice president for Business and Finance in January of 2006. He served as a member of the GGC start-up planning team. In 2010, he transitioned into his current role.
“Eddie has served Georgia Gwinnett College and the University System of Georgia exceptionally well,” said GGC President Stas Preczewski. “As a charter member of the GGC team, he personally drove decisions that will continue to impact this institution for years to come. As a leader, teacher and friend to so many, we thank him for his contributions and wish him well as he continues to contribute to higher education.”
During his time at GGC, Beauchamp played a pivotal role in the campus’ rapid expansion from 118 students in 2006 to more than 12,000 students today.
As the campus grew, Beauchamp routinely oversaw aspects of budgeting, planning, and design and construction management for more than a million square feet of academic and student support space.
Among the facilities added during his tenure were a library and learning center, student center for food-service operations, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, offices for student government, an academic classroom building, housing for 1,000 students, an allied health center for nursing and chemistry programs, athletic facilities and a 750-car parking deck.
“I have enjoyed my tenure at GGC, this experience has provided me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a premier 21st Century liberal arts college while creating friendships which will last for many years to come,” said Beauchamp. “GGC will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Prior to joining GGC, Beauchamp worked at Gwinnett University Center, where he served as business manager and interim director; Georgia Perimeter College, where he worked as director of internal audits; and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was an internal auditor.
Future plans for Beauchamp include utilizing his many years of experience in business and financial operations as he transitions to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee where he has accepted the position of regional vice chancellor, Business and Finance.