Historically Black Denmark Technical College in South Carolina has named Willie L. Todd Jr. as president. He began his new duties on January 13.
Denmark Technical College enrolls just under 500 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 76 percent of the enrollments.
Dr. Todd served as the vice president of academic affairs & student services at Denmark Technical College since July 29, 2019. Prior to that appointment, he served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wiley College, a historically Black educational institution in Marshall, Texas. Earlier in his career, Dr. Todd was vice provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia and executive director of student affairs at Clark Atlanta University.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Todd stated, “Denmark Technical College has a commitment to an ‘enduring spirit’ that promotes the fostering of an innovative learning-arena for all and the creation of a stronger co-curricular experience for students and staff. We continue to possess the grit needed when times get hard, and to have the strength to push forward for a better Denmark Technical College. These and many other factors are assurance to me that Denmark Tech is an amazing place. I am honored to continue my journey at this historic institution.”
President Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in English education both from Albany State University in Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Regent University and a Ph.D. in English from Georgia State University.