At its March meeting, the LaGrange College Leadership Council recognized outgoing president Chris Edwards and welcomed a new president, Sallie Hadden of Hamilton, Georgia. Edwards is president of a holding corporation for several United Banks, including locations in Griffin, Zebulon, Barnesville and Covington. Hadden is works at Synovus as a vice president in the senior private wealth division. With a mission to advance the college, the council selects three annual priorities on which to focus its attention. This year, it will create a plan for further deepening the college’s community engagement; explore four-year academic programs that would serve the area and draw support from new and existing industries; and research ways to further integrate technology on campus.