named president of Tri-County Technical College in South Carolina
Tri-County Technical College
April 15, 2019
Galen DeHay named president of Tri-County Technical College
Galen DeHay, the senior vice president on Tri-County Technical College’s executive leadership team, was named the College’s next president by the Commission following a special called meeting Thursday, April 11.
DeHay, the College’s former science department head who has served as senior vice president for the past four years, will succeed Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, who was named the College’s third president in 2003. Dr. Booth announced last September he will retire June 30.
Commission Chairman John Powell and members of the College Commission announced their selection by unanimous vote following an executive session.
The Presidential Search Committee conducted a national search over the past several months and conducted interviews with DeHay and two other candidates in late March.
DeHay will assume his duties as president July 1, 2019.
“This is a very important decision – and it was a tough decision,” said Chairman Powell. “We were blessed to have three excellent candidates who could serve as president of any college. We are offering the position to Galen DeHay. He exhibited superior competencies as the Commission went through the lengthy interview process; he is young, he has a lot of ambition and he has a great attitude. Dr. Booth put Tri-County at the top. Galen wants to take us over the top.”