OFTC’s Lloyd Horadan Announces Retirement in January
After serving as president of Sandersville Technical College from 2005-2010 and then as president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College since its inception in 2011, Dr. Lloyd Horadan will retire in January with over 41 years of service to the state of Georgia.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Vocational Technical Education in his home state of Maine, Horadan made his way to Georgia to serve as a Respiratory Therapy Instructor and Program Director for Brunswick College. During this time, Horadan held several other positions at the college and completed his master’s degree in Vocational Education from Georgia Southern University.
It was then, in 1984 that Horadan completed his Doctorate in Education degree from the University of Florida and began to work within the Technical College System of Georgia where he would spend the remainder of his professional career. Starting out as an Instructional Coordinator for Swainsboro Technical College, Horadan’s passion for technical education moved him into a leadership role at Savannah Technical College where he served as Vice President of Student Affairs and then Executive Vice President for Administration.
In 1994, Horadan made his way to middle Georgia to serve as the Director of Instructional Services at Heart of Georgia Technical College in Dublin; while there he advanced into the position of Vice President of Educational Services. Horadan then became President of Sandersville Technical College in 2005; and when Heart of Georgia Technical College and Sandersville Technical College merged in 2011, Horadan became president of the newly formed Oconee Fall Line Technical College.
While serving in his various professional roles, Horadan prioritized involvement within the community and has participated in numerous civic and professional organizations including: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Phi Delta Kappa, Leadership Savannah, United Way, Rotary, and Boy Scouts of America.
And while his professional and community accomplishments are to be touted, Horadan’s most proud of his family: wife, Jan; daughter, Sarah; and two sons, Ryan and David; along with two grandchildren, McKenzie and Connor.
Horadan’s last day as college president will be January 31, 2019.
To learn more about OFTC, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.