Greenville Technical College Area Commission


As the governing body of the college, the Greenville Technical College Area Commission is responsible for development and operation of Greenville Technical College in accordance with Act 743 of 1962 as last amended by Act 49 of 2015 and the standards set forth by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education.

The Greenville Technical College Area Commission consists of 12 voting members appointed by the Legislative Delegation.  All members serve four-year terms with 6 of the seats designated by House District and 6 at-large members.  One at-large appointment must be nominated from the Greenville County School Board and one from the Workforce Investment Board.

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Paul_BatsonPaul O. Batson, III, is an accountant and owner of Batson Accounting & Tax, P.A. He serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and the Bylaws Committee, and is also Chair of the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners. James_BlakelyJames W. Blakely, Jr., has worked as a project manager at Huff Piping for over 40 years. He has served as a member of the board for Greenville County Schools and the South Carolina School Board Association, as well as the Steering Committee for the National School Board Association. He has also served on the Advisory Committee for our Northwest Campus.

Serving since 1998


Serving since 2014

Kevin SmithKeith R. Smith has been a home builder since 1969 and a realtor since 1972. He is active with many community organizations including Greer Relief and Resources and Habitat for Humanity.   Jennie_JohnsonJennie Johnson is the executive director of the Liberty Fellowship of South Carolina. She is chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Serving since 2015  


Serving since 2008   

Dean_JonesDean Jones is Executive Director for the Greenville County Workforce Investment Board and president of the South Carolina Workforce Development Area Administrators Association. Ray_LattimoreRay Lattimore is the founder and president of Marketplace Staffing Services, Inc., a company headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. He serves as treasurer for the Area Commission and is chairman of the Finance Committee and Evaluation Committee.  

Serving since 2010  


Serving since 2011  

Ray_MartinRay Martin is retired from the real estate and insurance professions. He has a background in education and serves as chairman of the Marketing, Enrollment, and Recruiting Committee.    Burke_RoysterBurke Royster is the superintendent of education for Greenville County Schools and serves as an ex-officio member of the Area Commission.

Serving since 2010  


Serving since 2012   

Coleman_ShouseColeman Shouse is a retired homebuilder and land developer. A member representing the University Center, he serves as vice-chairman of this board, and is chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. Ken_SoutherlinKenneth Southerlin is retired from The School District of Greenville County after a 35-year career, including 29 years as principal of Blue Ridge High School. He serves as Secretary of this board and is chairman of the Education and Training Review Committee.

Serving since 2009


Serving since 2010   

David_StaffordDavid Stafford is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Michelin Americas Research Company, a division of Michelin North America, Inc. since 2007. He serves as chairman of this board.   

Serving since 2009