SAVANNAH — Laurie A. Herrington has been appointed director of instruction for the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College, effective Oct. 15. She will be responsible for all aspects of campus development and operation.
“We think Laurie is an excellent choice to lead the Effingham campus,” said STC Executive Vice President Reg Hendricks. “She is enthusiastic and capable. I’m confident she will be able to connect with community leaders, faculty and students alike.”
Herrington holds a master’s degree in management from Troy University, a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Georgia Southern University and has been working in technical education in the state since 1994. She most recently served as a consultant to Georgia’s technical colleges working with special populations, program planning and documentation for the Carl Perkins grant applications after having served for two years as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the New Connections to Work program in Atlanta for the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE).
In that position, she provided leadership, management and professional support for NCTW Special Populations Coordinators and staff serving economically and academically disadvantaged students, single parents, displaced homemakers, disabled students, non-traditional students and welfare reform recipients for fourteen technical colleges in Southeast Georgia.
Before accepting the position with DTAE, Herrington was employed by Ogeechee Technical College as New Connections coordinator and later as director of career services.
“It is an honor to have been selected to lead the Effingham Campus,” Herrington said. “It is a privilege to be part of Savannah Tech’s effort to establish excellent educational and career opportunities for the citizens of Effingham County.”
She is also a DTAE Certified Customer Service Specialist instructor and serves as a member of the state planning committee for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership — the statewide competition to select the technical college Student of the Year.
A 1999 Leadership Georgia nominee for Screven County, Herrington is a member of Business and Professional Women and is a former president of Women Work, a national organization for women.
She enjoys reading, music and gardening. Herrington plans to relocate to Effingham County from her current home in Statesboro.
The Effingham Campus is on Highway 21 between Rincon and Springfield; phone 754-2880.