Posted: Monday, October 8th 2012 at 6:21pm
Perkins named new head of LTC Foundation
OAKWOOD - Cris Perkins is the new Executive Director of the Lanier Technical College (LTC) Foundation.
Perkins comes to Lanier Tech from Gwinnett Technical College where he spent nearly six years as part of its Development Team as Director of Institutional Advancement. He brings over ten years of experience in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). He also served from April 2002 through December 2006 as Director of Institutional Advancement at Athens Technical College.
“Being tasked to grow the Lanier Technical College Foundation presents a wonderful opportunity,” Perkins said. “I look forward to working with our Lanier Tech community, our college leadership, faculty, staff and students to provide our students with the tools they will need to enter the workforce.”
While at Gwinnett Tech, Perkins worked primarily with the college’s construction and trades programs as well as helping to secure funding for the college’s Gwinnett Advancement Program and Building Operator Certification Programs. He also worked with area businesses to set up internship and scholarship programs.
ltc President Russell Vandiver said, “Lanier Tech is delighted that Cris is joining our staff. He brings new ideas and energy to the tasks of helping our students get the skills and education that they need to be successful in Georgia’s workforce. Lanier Tech has always had an enduring, great relationship with our communities. Cris will continue that heritage while helping the College move forward to be able to help more students.”
Prior to working in the TCSG system, Perkins has held a number of Public Relations roles throughout his career. He was director of media and public relations for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, assistant director of athletic media relations at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, and Director of Public Relations for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association .
He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism from Nicholls State University. Perkins’ wife, Sharon, is beginning her seventh season as Head Softball Coach at Georgia Tech. The couple has two children, Katie (11) and Nick (8).
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