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Dr. Ronnie L. Booth


Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           7/12/2016

CONTACT: LISA GARRETT, 646-1506

 

PENDLETON --- Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Wednesday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.

Approximately 300 students will receive degrees, diplomas and/or certificates.  In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony.

Dr. Booth became the College's third president on July 1, 2003. During his 14 years at Tri-County, he has launched three community campuses in Anderson, Seneca and Easley which include QuickJobs Development Centers for workforce and industry training.  In January 2013, a 43,000 square-foot Industrial Technology Center opened in Sandy Springs.  The facility, which houses the Welding and CNC Programming and Operations programs, is helping to meet the growing needs of local industry.

In 2005, Dr. Booth opened the Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Economic Development Center, a one-of-a-kind facility on the Pendleton Campus to train workers for new and expanding industries.  In addition, he launched the Connect to College program and the Bridge to Clemson program with Clemson University.

A native of Aiken, South Carolina, Dr. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a master's in Education in Student Personnel Services, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Clemson University.

He is active in a number of professional associations, civic groups, and State and national boards, including the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Executive Committee of the Upstate SC Alliance; and Board of Directors for Anderson County Economic Development, Alliance Pickens, WorkLink, Oconee Economic Alliance, SENIOR Solutions, Community Colleges of Appalachia, Partnership for Academic and Career Education and Tamassee DAR School. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and former chair of the AACC Finance Committee, Leadership South Carolina Board of Directors and Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, he was named the Southern Region Winner of the Chief Executive Officer Award by the Association of Community College Trustees.

He is married to Sara Booth and they have two adult daughters, Ashley and Erin.  They make their home in Anderson.

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