Commission

The governing board of Midlands Technical College is the Midlands Technical College Commission. These 13 leading citizens are appointed by the governor, upon the recommendation of their respective legislative delegations, to serve as trustees for the college.

Margaret HolmesMargaret U. Holmes

Fairfield County, Commission Chair

Board Member since: 2015

Occupation

  • Retired Federal Records Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Education

  • Management Analysis Certificate-National Archives
  • Forms Analysis & Design Certificate-General Services Administration
  • Elements of Management Analysis Certificate-US Civil Service Commission

Committees

  • Executive (chair)
  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations (ex-officio)
  • Facilities and Operations (ex-officio)
  • Government Relations (ex-officio)
  • Resource Management (ex-officio)
  • Student and College Relations (ex-officio)

Katie BoldenKatie M. Bolden

Richland County

Board Member since: 2009

Occupation

Businesswoman

Committees

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Student and College Relations

     

Ronald BurkettRonald H. Burkett

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2002

Occupation

CPA

Education

University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1974


Committees

  • Resource Management (chair)
  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Government Relations

Michael S. (Mike) Farrell

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2021

Occupation

Insurance Broker, Agency Owner Farrell Insurance Agency

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, 2006
  • Midlands Technical College, Associate in Arts, 2006
  • The American College, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, 2012

Pamela HarrisonPamela S. Harrison

Richland County

Board Member since: 2011

Occupation

  • Retired Educator
  • Adjunct Faculty Moore School, University of South Carolina

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Education, 1975
  • University of South Carolina, Master of Education, 1982

Committees

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations (chair)
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Resource Management

Paula HitePaula A. Hite

Lexington County, Commission Secretary

Board Member since: 2016

Occupation

  • Retired Nurse
  • Homemaker/Volunteer

Education

  • Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California, Associate Degree in Nursing, 1973
  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, 1988

Committees

  • Student and College Relations (chair)
  • Executive
  • Facilities and Operations

Randall JacksonRandall “Mack” Jackson

Richland County

Board Member since: 2009

Occupation 

Pastor and Businessman

Education

  • Benedict College, Bachelor of Arts, 1984
  • University of South Carolina, Master of Education, 1988
  • Currently enrolled at Columbia International University seeking Doctorate of Ministries

Committees

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Resource Management

Sandra JacksonSandra J. Jackson

Richland County, Commission Treasurer

Board Member since: 2013

Occupation

  • Office of the Adjutant General, Resource Manager for the Construction and Facilities Management Office

Education

  • Associate of Arts from Midlands Technical College
  • BA degree from the University of South Carolina in Experimental Psychology/Social Work

Committees

  • Resource Management (chair)
  • Executive
  • Government Relations

John KnottsJohn M. Knotts, Jr.

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2019

Occupation

  • Member of the SC Senate - 23rd District (2002-2012)
  • Member of the SC House of Representatives - 88th District (1994-2002)
  • Retired Law Enforcement

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, 1981
  • FBI Academy, 1977
  • Midlands Technical College, Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, 1975
  • Palmer College, Associate Degree in Police Administration, 1973

Committees

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Student and College Relations

 


Robert LentzRobert C. Lentz

Richland County

Board Member since 1995

Occupation

Insurance Consultant

Education

Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1972

Committees

  • Facilities and Operations (chair)
  • Resource Management
  • Student and College Relations

Garry PowersGeorge P. “Garry” Powers

Richland County, Commission Past-Chair

Board Member since: 2009;

Occupation

Retired, former Economic Development Consultant

Education

  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Arts, 1977
  • University of South Carolina, Masters of Science-Business Administration, 1984

Committees

  • Resource Management
  • Student and College Relations

Todd SeaseL. Todd Sease

Lexington County, Commission Vice Chair

Board Member since: 2009

Occupation

Architect

Education

Clemson University College of Architecture, Bachelor of Science, 1985

Committees

  • Executive
  • Facilities and Operations

Diane SumpterDiane E. Sumpter

Richland County

Board Member since: 2010

Occupation

Businesswoman

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts English, 1976
  • University of South Carolina, Master of Social Work, 1986

Committees

  • Government Relations (chair)
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Student and College Relations