Laura Elder to serve as interim president of Lanier Tech



Laura Elder has been named as acting president of Lanier Technical College following this week’s retirement of current president, Russell Vandiver.

On Wednesday, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson announced Elder, Lanier Tech’s vice president of administrative services, will lead the college until the arrival of a new president.

Jackson has interviewed the three finalists for the job and indicates he will ask the TCSG State Board to approve his choice during their meeting in Atlanta on April 4.

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