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Aiken Technical College President Announces Plans to Retire

Retirement will be effective as of July 1

Dr. Susan Winsor

(December 1, 2015, Aiken, SC) Dr. Susan Winsor has announced her intent to retire as President of Aiken Technical College effective July 1, 2016.
Dr. Winsor has served in this position for over 16 years and has worked within the South Carolina Technical College System for nearly 30 years. She previously served in various roles at Spartanburg Community College, including Vice President of Academic Affairs, and as Associate Executive Director of the South Carolina Technical College System. 
During her tenure at ATC, Dr. Winsor has overseen the development and implementation of over 20 academic programs, constructed four academic buildings, and completed several significant renovations of existing buildings. Winsor is known for working with regional business and industry to develop needed programs that fulfill workforce needs and for providing quality employment opportunities for graduates. Dr. Winsor successfully led the College through two reaffirmations of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the specialized accreditation of 10 academic programs. She successfully raised over $8 million in corporate and private donations during her tenure to support the significant expansion of nursing and health programs, launch new technology programs, and provide scholarships. Most recently, Dr. Winsor led an effort to raise $2 million to contribute to the debt-free construction of the Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing dedicated in September.
In her retirement announcement letter to the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education, she stated: “The most difficult part of such a significant transition is leaving working relationships that are so cherished.  I am grateful for the collegiality we have forged through the years as goals were met and obstacles overcome.  I am grateful for the opportunity to witness students digging deep to conquer barriers and succeed and I am grateful to my ATC and community colleagues with whom so much have been accomplished.  Our collective efforts have left a legacy upon which a robust future will be built.”
In a statement, Commission Chair Carlos Garcia stated: “Aiken Technical College has evolved significantly under the leadership of Dr. Winsor.  Her strategic vision to create a high quality technical college serving the diverse needs of business and industry and citizens of the region has been her driving passion and the results speak for themselves.  The Commission is deeply grateful for her service and commitment.”
The College Commission will work collaboratively with the staff of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education to plan and launch a search for the next President. It is anticipated that a new President will be identified by June 1, 2016.
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