About Macon State
David Carpenter has been named dean of Macon State College's Warner Robins Campus. He had served as interim dean since last October.
A retired superintendent of the Houston County School System, Carpenter oversees all academic and operational aspects of the Warner Robins Campus and the Robins Resident Center on Robins Air Force Base. A total of about 1,600 Macon State students take classes at those sites.
Carpenter is a longtime Houston County educator. His service dates to 1975 when he joined Warner Robins Junior High School as a teacher and coach. Carpenter was named assistant principal of Warner Robins High School and principal of two elementary schools before his appointment as executive director of elementary operations for the Houston County School System. In May 2010, Carpenter retired as superintendent, a position he held for three years.
Carpenter is a member of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals. He was named Outstanding Educator by both associations in 2006 and National Distinguished Principal for the state of Georgia in 1999. He holds an education specialist degree in administration/supervision from the University of Georgia; a master’s in health and physical education from Georgia College; and a bachelor’s in education from Georgia Southern University.
Macon State offers the entire core curriculum of the University System of Georgia at the Warner Robins Campus, as well as bachelor’s degrees in information technology, business, and early childhood education. The college also offers two-year degrees in business, criminal justice, general studies and nursing at the Warner Robins Campus, which is located off Watson Boulevard across from City Hall. Selected courses are offered at the Robins Resident Center on base.