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NewsFriday, July 22, 2011
Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Thursday, August 4, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.
Dr. Ronnie L. Booth to Address Graduates at Summer Commencement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/21/2011
CONTACT: LISA GARRETT, 646-1506
PENDLETON --- Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the College's summer commencement address Thursday, August 4, 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. He came to Tri-County from Gainesville College, where he served as vice president for external programs. Prior to that he served as the College's associate vice president for academic affairs.
During his eight years at Tri-County, he has launched three community campuses in Anderson, Seneca and Easley. The Seneca and Easley campuses have QuickJobs Development Centers for workforce and industry training.
Dr. Booth also 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 a new Gateway to College program for high school dropouts and the new Bridge to Clemson program with Clemson University.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina and an M. A. in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
His public service and professional activities include the Anderson County Economic Development Board; Anderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Alliance Pickens Board (chair); the Community Colleges of Appalachia Board; the Collins Home &Family Ministries Advisory Board; Oconee Economic Development Commission; Pendleton Regional Education Center Advisory Board; President's Advisory Board at Clemson University; Oconee Alliance Board; Upstate Alliance Board (secretary); and WorkLink (Pendleton Workforce Investment Act) Board. Dr. Booth recently began a three-year term on the American Association of Community College's Commission on Economic and Workforce Development.