ISLE OF PALMS, SC — College presidents and at-large trustees discussed trends and issues facing higher education at the 2017 Biennial Board of Trustees Retreat held at Wild Dunes Plantation March 2-3, 2017.
Dr. David Warren, President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and SC Rep. Chandra Dillard (District 23, Greenville County) presented retreat participants with perspectives on federal and state changes and impact on higher education.
Dr. Joretta Nelson and Emma Jones with CREDO facilitated discussions with trustees and member college presidents regarding critical elements of institutional success and the ability to thrive and grow during times of change and challenge.
Minor Mickel Shaw, trustee at The Daniel-Mickel Foundation, was honored at the awards luncheon for the foundation’s fifty (50) years of support to SCICU and independent higher education in South Carolina. A tribute to The Daniel-Mickel Foundation is available here.
Columbia College President Beth Dinndorf, who previously announced a June 30, 2017 retirement date, was honored by the Trustees with a resolution.
Trustees also honored Brenda Torrence, SCICU Vice President for Business Affairs, for her 29 years of service. Torrence has announced an August 31, 2017 retirement date.
A gallery of photos from the 2017 retreat wlll be available soon on the SCICU website.