Rhonda Beasley, manager of Human Resources at Roper Corporation, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest Board of Directors member.

She was sworn in by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

Beasley has worked as manager of Human Resources with Roper Corporation for the past six years. Prior to becoming HR manager, she worked at Roper Corporation as a lean manufacturing manager, training and development manager, HR specialist, and a team development specialist.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Berry College and a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Beasley is a member of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce; served as chair for the 2016 United Way Campaign in Catoosa, Walker, and Dade counties; and is a member of the American Heart Association in Chattanooga.
Georgia Northwestern’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local Board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.