Good HBCU News: Accrediting Agency Removes Denmark Technical College From Probation

Denmark Technical College, a historically Black two-year educational institution in Bamberg County, South Carolina, was removed from probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A year ago, the accrediting agency placed the college on probation due to declining enrollments and an unstable financial outlook.

“We are extremely pleased with the decision by SACSCOC to remove the probation sanction, which signifies to the world that Denmark Technical College is in compliance with the standards of the regional accrediting body,” said Willie L. Todd, Jr., president of Denmark Technical College. “As a member institution of SACSCOC for 42 years, we fully appreciate the peer review process, and we are committed to continuing the excellent work needed to maintain the high standards of the commission.”

Dr. Todd was brought in early this year to led the effort to lift the college out of probation status. Dr. Todd served as the vice president of academic affairs and student services at Denmark Technical College before being named president. 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.

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.

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