Laura Elder to serve as acting president of Lanier Tech

New president expected to be announced in April

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ATLANTA – TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson announced he has appointed Laura Elder to be the acting president of Lanier Technical College following the retirement last week of the college’s current president, Russell Vandiver.

Elder, Lanier Tech’s vice president of administrative services, will lead the college until the arrival of a new president. Jackson has interviewed three finalists for the job and said that he will ask the TCSG State Board to approve his choice during their meeting in Atlanta on April 4.

The finalists are Jamie Loyd, vice president of economic development at Columbus Technical College in Columbus; Dr. Ray Perren, president of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta; and Dr. Joanne Tolleson, vice president of institutional effectiveness and operations at Lanier Technical College.