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Administration

Trident Technical College’s president meets weekly with the president’s cabinet, a senior-level management team made up of the college’s vice presidents, associate vice presidents and campus deans. In cabinet meetings, members discuss significant collegewide issues, provide feedback and/or solutions to problems, and develop long-term strategic goals.  

Portrait of Dr. ThornleyPRESIDENT
Mary Thornley
A.A., Mars Hill College
B.A., French and English, Mars Hill College
M.A.T., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina


MG_Mitchum_small.jpgVICE PRESIDENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
M.G. Mitchum
A.S., Computer Technology, Trident Technical College
B.A., Management, Charleston Southern University
M.A., Information Technology Management, Webster University


Portrait of Dr. MitchellVICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES
Patrice Davis
B.A., Communication, Salem College
M.P.A., Public Affairs, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Ed.D., Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University


Portrait of Scott PoelkerSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Scott Poelker
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Duke University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Certificate, Higher Education Leadership, University of South Carolina


Portrait of Meg HowleVICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT
Marguerite G. Howle
B.A., Education, University of South Carolina
M.A.T., Education, The Citadel


Cathy AlmquistVICE PRESIDENT FOR EDUCATION
Catharine D. Almquist
A.A., Iowa Western Community College
B.S., Chemistry, College of Charleston
M.S., Immunobiology, Iowa State University
D.M., Community College Policy and Administration, University of Maryland University College


Photo20pending.jpgVICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF THE TTC FOUNDATION

Lisa Piccolo
B.A., Political Science, University of Toronto
M.P.A., Public Administration, Indiana State University
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University


Samantha RichardsASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PLANNING AND ACCREDITATION
Samantha Richards
B.S., Mathematics, College of Charleston
M.S., Mathematics, University of Charleston


Devetta HughesASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
DeVetta Williams Hughes
B.S., Business Administration, Management/Marketing, University of South Carolina
M.A., Management, Webster University


Amy HudockDEAN, PALMER CAMPUS
Amy Hudock
B.A., English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.S., English, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Ph.D., English, University of South Carolina
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, University of South Carolina


Portrait of Karen WrightenDEAN, BERKELEY CAMPUS
Karen Wrighten
B.A., Political Science, South Carolina State University
M.A., Management, Webster University
D.M., Community College Policy and Administration, University of Maryland Global Campus


Darren FeltyDEAN, MOUNT PLEASANT CAMPUS
Darren Felty
B.A., English, Saint Leo College
Ph.D., English, University of Georgia



Laurie BoedingDEAN, DORCHESTER CAMPUS
Laurie Boeding
B.S., Business Administration, University of New Hampshire
Master of Information Systems, University of Phoenix
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
Graduate Certificate, Higher Education Leadership, University of South Carolina