Associate Director of Communications and Public Relations
B.A., University of Georgia
Lona Panter joined the law school in 2014 as the associate director of communications and public relations. Panter works to promote the law school and its faculty, students, alumni and events through a variety of outlets and helps to manage the school’s relationship with the media. She assists with the creation of several law school publications including its alumni magazine, Advocate, and its quarterly e-newsletter, News @ Georgia Law. She also helps maintain portions of the school’s website.
Panter earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology from UGA. While a student, she held multiple positions with the university’s independent student newspaper, The Red & Black, including editor-in-chief, managing editor and opinions editor. In 2008, she worked as a copy editor for the Barrow County News in Winder, Ga., where she was promoted to managing editor and then editor. Under her direction, the Barrow County News was honored for its local news coverage and layout and design by the Georgia Press Association.