Lauren Collier is the new executive assistant to the president at Volunteer State Community College. The executive assistant to the president provides direct assistance and advice to the president of the college in achieving goals and objectives regarding matters of institutional operations, and facilitates communication between the president and internal and external constituencies.
Collier served in the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice-President for Public Service and Outreach, and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia. Prior to that, she started the service-learning program at the College of Charleston and served as executive director for the South Carolina Campus Compact.
"I have a background in community engagement and worked to expand my understanding of all the functions of higher education while I was at UGA," Collier said. "This new position allows me to utilize and grow those skills."
Collier holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. She also has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama and a bachelor of science degree from Birmingham-Southern College.
About Vol State
Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit volstate.edu.
Tennessee's Community Colleges
Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associates degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.