October 5, 2010
10-167

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

Andrew Young

Landrum Joins Advancement Team

 

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University alumnus Claude Landrum has returned to his alma mater as a computer services associate within University Advancement. The Homerville, Ga. native, has spent the past four years working as director of technology at Valwood School, a local private school for children pre-kindergarten through the 12th-grade, where he also served as technology instructor and advisor.

Landrum has spent the majority of his professional experience working within education; prior to working at Valwood School, he was a technology specialist for the Valdosta City Schools.

“The transition from Valwood School to VSU has been relatively easy and exciting," he said. "Valwood School was a smaller community compared to VSU. However, I enjoyed serving the families and the faculty and staff there with great pride. I now look forward to serving the VSU community with the same excitement.”

Landrum is focused on managing the University Advancement database of more than 80,000 constituents. The database is a vital component of the university’s fundraising efforts, including the annual fund and faculty and staff campaigns.

“The most rewarding part of my job is the excitement of learning new concepts and the people I work with each day” Landrum said when speaking about his new position. “I want to strive to provide the best service to Valdosta State’s students, faculty, alumni and friends.”

The father of three lives in Homerville, where he and his wife Susan, a 1999 graduate of VSU, are active in youth sport programs. Landrum was recently ordained as a minister and volunteers time at the Shiloh Methodist Church.