Please join us for lunch!

For our meeting Monday Dec 6th we welcome Dr. Tim Hardee, President of the SC Technical College System.


Dr. Tim Hardee has served as president of the SC Technical College System for four years. Under his leadership, the System has made great strides in ensuring that a quality higher education remains affordable, accessible and relevant to the citizens of South Carolina. The System educates and trains over 160,000 South Carolinians each year. With increased tuition support through new programs like SCWINS (SC Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship), a technical college education is more affordable than ever. In addition, the technical colleges across the System have an average placement rate of 91 percent, making it a smart investment for future employment.

In 2018, Hardee combined his love of South Carolina and his commitment to education with his passion for cycling. He toured the state by bike visiting each of our 16 colleges on a 12-day adventure with routes covering the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry of South Carolina. Tour de Tech spanned 800 miles and was designed to raise much-needed scholarship funds for our students while also increasing the visibility of the System’s 16 technical colleges.

Hardee graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University and earned his M.Ed. in Counselor Education and his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has served on numerous boards and councils dedicated to furthering South Carolina through education, workforce development and economic development. He is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina and the S.C. Economic Developers Program and was presented the Coastal Carolina’s Outstanding Alumni award.