Technical College System of Georgia officials have appointed a new president for a school in northwest Georgia.
The system's board members unanimously approved Pete McDonald to serve as the next president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The decision was made Thursday during the board's monthly meeting.
Officials say McDonald has served as the school's acting president since last April. McDonald began working as the college's vice president of economic development in April 1995 and also has a background in information technology.
McDonald earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and a master of business administration degree from Berry College.
Officials say he also attended the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and is a certified Technical College System of Georgia economic development trainer.