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Hannon named WGTC interim president


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Dec. 02, 2020 - 4:11 PM

Hannon named WGTC interim president

Photo courtesy WGTC

Pat Hannon was appointed to serve as West Georgia Technical College’s interim president.

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier announced Wednesday his appointment of Pat Hannon as West Georgia Technical College’s interim president.

After serving nearly 30 years in Georgia’s technical colleges, current President Dr. Scott Rule will retire on Dec. 31. Hannon will serve in this role while a search committee identifies a new president to lead West Georgia Technical College, according to a release from the school.

A longtime WGTC administrator, Hannon has served as vice president of Administrative Services, vice president of Student Affairs and vice president of Academic Affairs during his more than 30-year career at West Georgia Tech.

“Pat has the leadership experience and a steadfast commitment to helping more students achieve their dreams through education,” said Dozier in the release. “Scott has done a tremendous job as president and I know Pat will continue West Georgia Tech’s mission of providing business and industry with a skilled workforce.”

Hannon earned an MBA from the University of West Georgia. Hannon and his wife, Sue have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Rule will be retiring after a long career where he served as assistant commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research for TCSG, a technical instructor, chief information officer, vice president for Academic Affairs, vice president for Economic Development and vice president for Student Affairs at Chattahoochee Technical College.

Hannon assumes the position to lead the college on Jan. 1, 2021.