Michael Vollmer, the commissioner of the state Department of Adult and Technical Education, is stepping down to accept a job with the private sector, he told colleagues in an e-mail. He will leave the office on Dec. 1. The department oversees the states technical schools, including Coosa Valley Technical College. Deputy Commissioner Ron Jackson will serve as interim director until Gov. Sonny Perdue appoints a replacement, Vollmer said.
Vollmer was chosen as commissioner in 2004 after serving as president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for three years.
Volmer said he leaves with the hope that in some small way I was able to have a positive impact on the lives of some of our fellow citizens.