LAGRANGE, Ga. — LaGrange College's vice president and dean for student life and retention is leaving the college for a leadership post at another school.
Linda Buchanan, who came to college in 1997 from Midway College in Kentucky, is leaving LaGrange on May 17 to become Iowa Wesleyan College vice president for student affairs.
"It was great to be part of a remarkable team that worked so hard to help grow and develop this college, and take it to another level. I had the opportunity to build a staff in student life and athletics of which I am very proud. But most of all, I am proud of the LaGrange College students who became strong, caring leaders during their time here," Buchanan said.
It has been my honor and privilege to work with such a gifted faculty and staff, and I love this community. I will miss serving it."
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President Dan McAlexander said in a press release that David Garrison, vice president for academic affairs, will assume the role of provost and chief academic officer and Jack Slay, dean of student affairs, will be responsible for all aspects of students life with the exception of athletics.
McAlexander also complimented Buchanan's dedication to the college and the work done during her tenure.
"Buchanan has been a transforming leader for LaGrange College," he said. "She is beloved by the whole college community and by many in the city of LaGrange. We will all miss her very much, but we congratulate her and wish her all the best as she pursues this new professional opportunity."