Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tri-County Technical College President Dr. Ronnie L. Booth has been elected to serve as a trustee for two national boards.

President Ronnie Booth Elected to Two National Boards


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                5/8/2013

                                                                                    (By Lisa Garrett)

            PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College President Dr. Ronnie L. Booth has been elected to serve as a trustee for two national boards.

            Dr. Booth will serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges, the regional accrediting body for higher education degree-granting institutions across the eleven southernmost states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia).  His term began in January and will conclude December 31, 2015.

            Dr. Booth also will serve on the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).   Founded in 1920, AACC has, over four decades, become the leading proponent and the national "voice for community colleges."  His term begins July 1 and will continue through June 30, 2016. 

            The members of the SACS Board of Trustees are elected by the College Delegate Assembly (CDA), which is comprised of one voting representative from each accredited institution.   As a SACS trustee, Dr. Booth will assist the Commission in evaluating and establishing accreditation standards, as well as deliberate on both the accreditation process and decisions of SACS-Commission on Colleges member institutions and applicants.

            The AACC Board is the 32-member governing body charged with acting on behalf of the institutional members to create a strategic vision for AACC and to ensure appropriate and effective organizational performance.

            AACC represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 13 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

            Dr. Booth became the College's third president on July 1, 2003. During his 10 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 and a center in Anderson is under construction.  

           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 the Connect to College program for high school dropouts and the 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.  He also was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humanities from Clemson University.


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