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Lanier Tech names presidential search committee
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Forsyth County News

A seven-person search committee will help determine who will be the next president of Lanier Technical College.

Roger Slaton, the agent/owner of State Farm Insurance in Dawsonville and chairman of the Lanier Technical College board of directors, will be chairman.

Other members are Lynn Jackson, administrator of Northside Hospital-Forsyth and member of the college’s board of directors; Tracy L. Moon Jr., partner in the law firm of Fisher and Phillips in Atlanta and member of the college foundation’s board of trustees; Dennis Stockton, publisher of The Times in Gainesville; Doug Carter, president and broker of Don Carter Realty Co. in Gainesville and member of the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia; Kit Dunlap, president and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce; and Gwen Hill, owner of Hill’s Ace Hardware and Lumber in Winder.

The committee will interview applicants and narrow the field to the top three candidates.

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson will select one to replace President Russell Vandiver, who is retiring at the end of March.

Lanier Tech serves Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson and Lumpkin counties.

The college has a main campus in Oakwood with additional campuses in Cumming, Dawsonville, Commerce and Winder.

Last year, the college enrolled 5,666 students in certificate, diploma and degree programs.