Lori Durden, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced that Jan Moore was named the college's vice president for Economic Development.
Durden was the previous vice president for Economic Development, prior to accepting her appointment as OTC president. Moore had served as acting VP before moving to the position permanently.
"Jan's extensive experience in both higher education and economic development gives her a unique perspective," Durden said. "I have full faith in her ability to collaborate, strengthen, and expand the work of the College and the community."
Moore, who previously served as Dean of Students at OTC, previously worked with the Bulloch County Board of Education's Central Office, where she served as special education supervisor/behavior intervention specialist.
She holds an Education Specialist degree and Masters of Education, both in School Psychology and both from Georgia Southern University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Georgia.
Moore's work experience in education also includes six years as school psychologist with the Bryan County Board of Education. Additionally, she is the current mayor of Statesboro and the first female city official ever to be elected in the city's history.
She served 10 years as business editor of the Statesboro Herald.
Moore is a board member of the Georgia Municipal Association, serving on its Executive Committee and its Member Services Advisory Council. She is an executive board member of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, and was recently named as an Advisory Board Member for the University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
Also, Moore is a board member of the Coastal Regional Commission and served on the Georgia Southern University Presidential Search and Screen Committee in 2015/16.
Jan and her husband Bill have two children, Cecilia and Ginny.