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.


George P. "Garry" PowersGeorge P. “Garry” Powers

Richland County, Commission Chair

Board Member since: 2009; current term ends: 2021

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

  • 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 M. Bolden

Katie M. Bolden

Richland County

Board Member since: 2009; current term ends: 2020

Occupation

Businesswoman

Committees

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Student and College Relations

Ronald H. BurkettRonald H. Burkett

Lexington County, Commission Treasurer

Board Member since: 2002; current term ends: 2018

Occupation

CPA

Education

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

Committees

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

Pamela S. HarrisonPamela S. Harrison

Richland County

Board Member since: 2011; current term ends: 2021

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
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Student and College Relations

Picture of Paula A. HitePaula A. Hite

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2016; current term ends: 2019

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

  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Government Relations

Margaret U. HolmesMargaret U. Holmes

Fairfield County, Commission Vice Chair

Board Member since: 2015; current term ends: 2019

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
  • Government Relations
  • Resource Management

Randall "Mack" JacksonRandall “Mack” Jackson

Richland County

Board Member since: 2009; current term ends: 2019

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

  • Student and College Relations (chair)
  • Curriculum and Faculty Relations
  • Resource Management

Sandra J. JacksonSandra J. Jackson

Richland County, Commission Secretary

Board Member since: 2013; current term ends: 2020

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

  • Executive
  • Government Relations
  • Resource Management

Christopher M. Joye

Christopher M. Joye

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2003; current term ends: 2019

Occupation

Information Technology Consultant and Entrepreneur

Education

  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Concentration in Computer Science, 1980
  • University of North Carolina Master of Business Administration, 1990

Committees

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

Robert C. LentzRobert C. Lentz

Richland County

Board Member since 1995; current term ends: 2019

Occupation

Insurance Consultant

Education

Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1972

Committees

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

L. Todd SeaseL. Todd Sease

Lexington County

Board Member since: 2009; current term ends: 2019

Occupation

Architect

Education

Clemson University College of Architecture, Bachelor of Science, 1985

Committees

  • Facilities and Operations
  • Government Relations
  • Student and College Relations

Diane E. SumpterDiane E. Sumpter

Richland County

Board Member since: 2010; current term ends: 2020

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)
  • Resource Management
  • Student and College Relations

Robert P. Wilkins, Jr.Robert P. Wilkins, Jr.

Lexington County, Commission Past Chair

Board Member since: 1996; current term ends: 2020

Occupation

Real Estate Developer

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1982
  • University Of South Carolina School of Law, 1984

Committees

  • Executive (past chair)
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Government Relations

Peter E. Sercer, Sr.Peter E. Sercer, Sr.

Commissioner Emeritus

Board Member: 1989-2016

Occupation

  • Retired Colonel US Airforce
  • Retired Airforce JROTC Program Irmo High School

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MTC Commission Meeting Schedule

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MTC Commission Meeting Agendas

November 14, 2017 (7:30 AM - Beltline Campus)
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October 18, 2017 (7:30 AM - Airport Campus)
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September 20, 2017 (7:30 AM - Beltline Campus)
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July 26, 2017 (7:30 AM - Airport Campus)
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May 17, 2017 (7:30 AM - Airport Campus)
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April 19, 2017 (7:30 am - Northeast Campus)
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February 22, 2017 (10:30 am - Harbison Campus)
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January 18, 2017 (7:30 am - Airport Campus)
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