Robert “Bob” Landau of Eatonton was recently honored for his years of service to the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Board of Directors. Landau, who has been a member of the board since 2009, completed three terms as Putnam County’s representative on the board. He was recognized by the board and current board chairman, Danny Carpenter.
Landau’s staunch advocacy and support for technical education throughout his years of service were highlighted by Dr. Ivan Allen, president of CGTC.
“Mr. Landau’s passion for technical and adult education is evident,” Allen said. “He has continually put students first and put his efforts where his words are. He not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk by helping students in his own community realize the resources available through technical education and the benefits of pursuing educational goals. He is a true advocate for CGTC and we are grateful for his tireless service to this organization, our students and our military and veteran community.”
Landau, who is a military veteran, lauded the creation and support of the Georgia Veterans Education and Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center as one of the proudest moments during his service on the Board of Directors.
“As a veteran, I am extremely proud of the VECTR Center and the support of this unit at Central Georgia Tech,” he said. “This is a great asset to our community and state. Additionally, the Global Initiatives program at CGTC is another shining star and is the envy of every college in our system. It is extremely valuable to CGTC in building relationships across the world. It has truly been my pleasure to work with Dr. Allen and be a part of this organization.”
Landau is a partner in Landau Associates in Eatonton and spent the majority of his career in the banking and financial industry. He is a former Putnam County Commissioner and volunteers with Putnam County Resources food distribution service for those in need. He holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and was a captain in the U.S. Army. He is married to Valerie and they reside in Eatonton.
The Central Georgia Technical College Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from throughout the College’s 11-county service area. This board is charged with interpreting policies and procedures established by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, which is the College’s governing board. Members of the local board serve a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms.