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Donna Brinson starts as Lanier Technical College Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Mrs. Donna Brinson starts as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Lanier Technical College. Mrs. Brinson has almost 30 years of experience in higher education, including extensive services to students at Lanier Technical College.

Photo of Donna Brinson, Lanier Tech's Vice President for Academic Affairs

VPAA Brinson started as an Adjunct Instructor at Lanier Tech in July 1994 at the Oakwood Campus, the only campus at that time. Her full-time career with Lanier Tech began in October 1997 as the Mathematics Instructor for the new Forsyth Campus, which opened in January 1998. Her experience includes, but is not limited to: serving as an Academic Administrator for the College since 2002. Most recently, Brinson served as the College’s Dean of Business, Public Safety and Professional Services. The new Vice President’s extensive experience includes extending Lanier Technical College from one campus to five campuses, transition from the academic Quarter System to the Semester System, and assisting the College through SACSCOC accreditation. Having served under four Lanier Tech presidents, Donna is one of the college’s biggest champions of its workforce development mission.

VPAA Brinson chatting with students and their Instructor.

Dr. Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College, remarked that, “Mrs. Brinson has spent the last 24 years at Lanier Technical College. She has served as an academic leader for the last 17 years. Her work has allowed her to build relationships with faculty and staff at all of our campuses. Over the years, Donna has demonstrated strong, effective leadership and a commitment to the mission of our college as well as a commitment to the success of our students.”

VPAA Brinson stated, “I strongly believe in the College’s mission of Workforce Development. I look forward to the opportunities that this new role will provide to ensure that the College continues to offer quality education, hands-on training, and relevant career opportunities for our students”.

The new VPAA begins her duties for Lanier Technical College immediately.

Lanier Technical College has a 100 percent job placement rate five out six years in a row with 100 percent in-field placement in 2018. The College offers over 50 programs of study in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. Lanier Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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