The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently announced several changes to the organization’s structure, which became effective September 1.
“The revamped structure places our organization in a more responsive and competitive position to fulfill our mission and vision to the constituents we serve,” President Dr. Tom Leitzel said.
Academic Affairs, under the direction of Vice President Dr. Gina Mounfield, continues to include TCL credit programs in Arts and Sciences, Business Technologies, Health Sciences, and Industrial Technologies. In addition, this unit will now include Continuing Education. Rebecca Bass has been named Dean of Continuing Education and will be responsible for leading and developing continuing education programs for businesses in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties as well as the personal enrichment programs offered by the college. Bass began this contract position September 1 and is replacing Harriett Hilton who retired earlier this year.
“Rebecca has an extensive domestic and international background in marketing, sales, general management, strategic planning and business development. We are delighted to have her join our TCL team,” Mounfield said.
Dr. Kenneth Flick, who formerly served as Dean for Business Technologies, was appointed to serve as Dean for Business and Industrial Technologies.
“This configuration continues the College’s effort to more efficiently serve students through administrative consolidation,” Mounfield said.
An Institutional Advancement unit has also been established and will be directed by Dianne Garnett, the Executive Director of the Foundation. This new unit combines the TCL Foundation, which establishes private sector support to further enhance the College, with Grants Administration.
“Fund raising now includes a broader scope where the operations of the TCL Foundation can support other forms of external revenue generation, both public and private, to supplement our resource base and capitalize on emerging opportunities,” Leitzel said.
A new unit has been established for Marketing and Enrollment Management, which will be led by Vice President Nancy Weber. This division will oversee marketing, institutional communications, admissions and recruitment.
“The challenging role of strategic positioning and media relations takes a central focus by creating an active approach through marketing and enrollment management, designed to promote the benefits of engagement at TCL,” Leitzel said.
The Office of Student Affairs remains under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Matteel Jones and will continue to include financial aid services and student records while increasing its emphasis on student retention.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief.