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Lanier Tech names presidential search committee
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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 the chairman.

Other members are 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; Gwen Hill, owner of Hill’s Ace Hardware and Lumber in Winder; Lynn Jackson, administrator of Northside Hospital-Forsyth and member of the Lanier Technical College board of directors; Tracy L. Moon Jr., partner in the law firm of Fisher and Phillips LLP in Atlanta and member of the Lanier Technical College Foundation board of trustees; and Dennis Stockton, publisher of The Times.

The committee will interview the applicants for the job and narrow it down 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 Technical College serves Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson and Lumpkin counties. The college has a main campus in Oakwood with additional campuses in Commerce, Cumming, Dawsonville and Winder. Last year, the college enrolled 5,666 students in certificate, diploma and degree programs.

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