President James "Jimmie" C. Williamson Installed on April 10, 2017 at 10 AM
HAMLET - The System’s newly elected President, Dr. James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, who began his role as the eighth System President on July 1, 2016, was installed on April 10, 2017 at 10 AM at the Robert L. and Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium and Community Center on the campus of Richmond Community College.
Dr. Williamson, holds a B.V.A and M.Ed. from Winthrop University, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, has a background steeped in education, business, economic development, workforce development and community service. Most recently, he served two years as the System President and CEO of the SC Technical College system, where the highlights of his tenure included working with South Carolina university partners to smooth transfer pathways, chairing a special Senate proviso committee to develop a comprehensive workforce development strategy to help close the skills gap, and working with companies such as Volvo, Michelin, Continental, BMW and more on industry-specific worker training. Additionally, he has been at the helm of South Carolina’s nationally recognized apprenticeship program and was named State Employee of The Year by the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils in 2015.
In addition to recognizing President Williamson, the ceremony highlighted our students and the services and programs offered by community colleges across the state.
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