Denmark Technical College (DTC) is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Willie L. Todd, Jr. as the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services, effective July 29. In this role he will oversee both the academic programming as well as the student experience within the college. Todd formerly served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wiley College.
Todd’s interest in coming to DTC was a result of his commitment to working with HBCU students to make a difference in their lives. He also saw the racially and culturally diverse mix of rural and urban students that DTC serves as an exciting opportunity.
Todd has an extensive record in higher education, including Vice Provost (I) and Associate Vice Provost at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; Executive Director of Student Affairs, Director of Leadership and Student Development, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and professor at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA; adjunct professor at Georgia State University at Perimeter College, Decatur, GA; adjunct professor at Darton College, and Director of the Developmental Students Writing Laboratory at Albany State University, Albany, GA.
Todd is excited about his new positon and plans on expanding the welcoming nature of the school to ensure that everyone knows there is a place for them at DTC. “Community colleges,” according to Todd, “have the ability to empower not only students, but the communities to which they belong. Our goal is to embrace our rich history and tradition, while intentionally broadening our recruitment target. Denmark Tech is a place where all students can succeed! With an intentional focus on career pathways and workforce readiness, whether desiring to go directly into industry or to transfer to a four-year college, we can assist students in realizing their dreams.”
In his role, Todd will oversee faculty and department staff as well as all areas traditionally seen in Student Affairs to include Residence Life, Student Activities, Athletics, Career Services, and Enrollment Services (Admissions, Recruitment, and Office of the Registrar).
Todd was chosen from candidates in a national search and arrives just in time for the fall semester starting Monday, August 12.
“I chose Denmark Tech as my new home because I support the mission and vision of the College. I understand the impact that schools like DTC have on the lives of families all across this great nation. Denmark Technical College is well poised to meet the needs of our constituents as we prepare them to lead locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.”
Todd plays, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in English from Georgia State University; a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs’ Concentration) from Regent University; a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in English Education and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English, both from Albany State University.
Denmark Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Denmark Technical College does not discriminate in any respect against a student, or applicant for admission as a student, based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, or disability. For more information call 803-793-5176 or go to www.denmarktech.edu.