Nihal Gunay
Executive Director
West Georgia Technical College

Dr. Nihal Gȕnay is the Executive Director of Teaching and Online Learning and International Initiatives at West Georgia Technical College. She is leading college wide initiatives to develop completely online programs including degrees, diplomas, and certificates. She also partners with the community and technical college leaders around the world to organize custom designed study abroad and exchange programs.

Dr. Gȕnay has over 25 years of experience as an administrator, program coordinator, full-time & adjunct faculty, and counselor with private and public institutions.  Dr. Gȕnay is interested in innovative strategies to increase online student retention and faculty recruitment and training.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Gȕnay has earned his PhD in Psychology from Capella University and has completed post graduate work and Ed.S.at University of West Georgia.  She lives in Carrollton, Georgia with her family and enjoys running, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.