Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.
The Technical College System of Georgia's state board approved Commissioner Ron Jackson's selection of Moye at a 1 p.m. board meeting held in Atlanta today.
Russell Vandiver, Lanier Tech's vice president of economic development, will become interim president.
Moye will replace current interim president Flora Tydings effective Feb. 15.
As president, Moye will lead the second-largest technical college in the state. Central Georgia Tech enrolled nearly 10,000 students last year.
"Dr. Moye knows technical education and its importance in developing careers and attracting business," Jackson said. "He's built Lanier Technical College into a showcase for technical training and innovation through lots of hard work, and I know that he will do the same for Central Georgia Technical College."
Under Moye's leadership, Lanier Tech saw marked growth of 66 percent. It expanded its two campuses to five, including 18 instructional sites with more than 175 employees. Moye also oversaw the opening of Lanier Tech's Georgia Center for Innovation in Manufacturing, which provides training to industries using automated manufacturing and robots.
He has been active in the Hall County community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors and as a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club.
Vandiver, who has worked for Lanier Tech for more than three decades, will step in immediately following Moye's departure. In addition to his work as vice president of economic development, Vandiver also serves as the director of the college's Center for Innovation in Manufacturing.
No deadline has been set to select Moye's permanent replacement.