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Sunita (Sunny) Cooke
Jose Fierro
Maria Harper-Marinick
James Henningsen
Patricia Hsieh
Merrill Irving, Jr.
Vicki Hawsey Karolewics
Glenn Roquemore
William Serrata
Affiliated Council Nominees
Kevin Boys
Ronald Rhames
Jianping Wang

 Ronald Rhames 

POSITION: President of Midlands Technical College (MTC) since March 2015.

PREVIOUS: Served as a banker before becoming Vice President of Fiscal Affairs for a four-year university.  After joining MTC in 1990, served as Finance Director, VP for Business Affairs and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

AFFILIATIONS: Chaired the National Association of College and University Business Officers Board (NACUBO); served as president of the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers, the International Community College Business Officers (CCBO) organization, the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina; Serves on numerous boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Urban League and Midlands Education and Business Alliance; A Rotarian.

EDUCATION: Associate’s degree in Management from Midlands Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Benedict College, a master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Graduated from the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky, and a Kellogg Fellow for Leadership in Community Colleges.

OTHER: Publications include articles in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, Journal of Risk Management and NACUBO’s Business Officer. He was named the International Outstanding Chief Business Officer for Community Colleges by CCBO.  In 2016, named one of the fifty most influential people in the Midlands of South Carolina by Columbia Business Monthly and in a 2015, an IMARA Man by IMARA Magazine for serving as a role model and giving back to the community.

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