Appointments Announced at
Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of two individuals to positions on the administrative team of the College effective March 1, 2010. Dr. Charlene J. Lamar, who previously served as vice president for Student Affairs at Ogeechee Tech, is now the vice president for Academic Affairs. Ryan W. Foley is the newly appointed vice president for Student Affairs.
In her new role Dr. Charlene Lamar will oversee all operations of instruction at the College. Lamar has worked in education for the past 19 years, with over 16 of those years spent at Ogeechee Tech. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Education, Educational Specialist Degree, and a Doctorate of Education, all from Georgia Southern University. She has been active locally with a variety of local organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross.
Lamar is a graduate of the Leadership Bulloch class of 2006, the Leadership Southeast Georgia class of 2006, and is active on the Education Committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce. She participated in the 2006 class of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Lamar holds numerous memberships in education related professional organizations. Lamar credits a love of instruction and making a difference in students’ lives as the catalyst for her decision to seek her current position. “Our instructors are the face of our College for our students. The impact a good instructor can have on a student’s life is immense, and I look forward to helping facilitate that type of positive impact,” Lamar stated.
Ryan Foley assumes the position of vice president for Student Affairs after serving as Ogeechee Tech’s director for Enrollment Services. Foley previously worked at Ogeechee Tech as an adjunct instructor and as Human Resources coordinator. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a Human Resources emphasis, and holds a Master of Business Administration, both from Georgia Southern University. “With my former position I was involved with many facets of Student Affairs, and this new challenge is a natural progression for me as I try to help our College move forward in serving our students’ needs,” said Foley.
Foley’s civic involvement includes the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the local United Way, and Habitat for Humanity. He is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Bulloch, and was a participant in the Georgia Academy for Economic Development class of 2009. In his role as vice president for Student Affairs, Foley will oversee the day to day operation of Enrollment Services, Disability and Support Services, Financial Aid, the Registrar’s office, Career Services, High School initiatives, and related functions.
In making the announcement about the appointments, Cartee stated, “I know that Dr. Lamar and Mr. Foley are both uniquely qualified to deal with the day to day challenges that face them in their respective positions. Their education and experience have prepared them for these jobs, and I expect great things from them as they move forward in helping our College reach higher levels of achievement.”
Contact: Barry Turner