New Dean of College and Career Readiness

Sydney Richardson

Sydney Richardson has joined Forsyth Tech as the dean of College and Career Readiness (CCR). As part of the Economic and Workforce Development Division, College and Career Readiness serves approximately 2,900 students who take Adult Basic Education classes, Adult High School courses, and English as a Second Language courses, leading them to either additional academic pursuits or the workforce.

Prior to joining Forsyth Tech, Richardson worked at Salem College as Director of the Writing Center, Assistant Professor of Education, and Dean of Adult Education.

Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master’s degree in English and African American literature from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University, and a doctorate of philosophy in educational studies with a specialization in cultural studies and women and gender studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“My vision for CCR is to help the students we serve reach their next level of success by providing career and academic pathways, and connecting with community organizations to assist in this effort,” said Richardson.