On Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners appointed four more members to the Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee. Upon recommendation by County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead, Steve Howard, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to add David L. Cotten, Chris Crumbly, Dominique Halaby, and Edgar Glenn Lightsey to the Education and Workforce Subcommittee.
Dr. David L Cotten is the Principal Investigator for the University of Georgia’s Small
Satellite Research Laboratory; Chris Crumbly is the Executive Director of the Von Braun
Center for Science & Innovation; Dr. Dominique Halaby is the Director of Georgia
Southern University’s Business Innovation Group; and Dr. Glenn Lightsey is the Director
of the Space Systems Design Lab and Associate Director of the Center for Space
Technology and Research at Georgia Tech.
All four new members support the Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee’s task of identifying the needs of future spaceport users’ education and recommending K-12, technical college, and postsecondary curricula to prepare Georgia students for careers at Spaceport Camden.
“Since we first announced the Education and Workforce Subcommittee I’ve been amazed
by the talent stepping forward and their eagerness to serve,” said County Administrator
and Spaceport Camden Project Lead Steve Howard. “It really showcases the assets
Georgia has to offer the space industry and the educational opportunities spaceport
Camden will provide to the next generation of scientists and engineers.”
These four new members join Chairperson Laura Forczyk and Dr. John E. Bradford, Adon
Clark, Paige Coker, Dr. Shawn T. Cruzen, Dr. Glenn Deibert, Bill Garlen, Lisa Gleason,
Jane Kinney, Leo C. Melody, Anthony J. Piplica, Millie Price, Lonnie Roberts, Pete Snell,
Jessica Warren, and Dr. James R. Wilburn on the subcommittee. The group will develop
a list of recommendations that Camden County will share with elected and appointed
officials at local school boards, the Georgia General Assembly, and the University System