College Welcomes Two New Vice Presidents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/25/2006
CONTACT: LISA GARRETT, 646-1506
PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College welcomes two vice presidents
to the leadership team this month.
Roesch joined the College in December as Vice President of Business
Affairs following the retirement of Wayne Fogle. Dr. Lisa McWherter
will come on board February 1 as Vice President for Institutional Advancement,
a position vacated upon the retirement of Linda Elliott at the end of
Mr. Roesch has more than two decades of diverse financial, administrative,
information technology and commercial leadership experience in pharmaceutical,
chemical, textiles and plastics. He recently retired from Aventis Pharmaceuticals
and Hoechst Celanese after a 25-year career. During his tenure, he served
as the Head of Contract Management, Vice President and Controller of
U.S. Accounting and Financial Shared Services, Head of Global Management
Reporting and Planning and Vice President of Accounting in Frankfurt,
Germany. His service with the company began in Texas as Manager of Cost
Accounting, and he went on to hold positions as Accounting Manager,
Plant Controller and Technical Fibers Finance Manager for North America
in North Carolina.
He earned a BBA in Marketing, Management, and Finance from Eastern Kentucky
University and an MBA in Accounting from Xavier University. He completed
the Hoechst Leadership Development Program, the International Management
Development in Switzerland, and the Strategic Leadership Development
in the Darden School of Business, UVA.
He and his wife, JoAnn, have three sons and reside in Oconee County.
Dr. McWherter comes to us from Chattanooga State Technical Community
College in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she most recently served as Associate
Vice President for Leadership and Fund Development.Her
higher education experience at other institutions includes Interim Director
of Foundation/Alumni Affairs and as Special Assistant to the President
at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tenn.
While at Pellissippi, she also served as Coordinator of Annual Giving,
Alumni Affairs and Special Projects/Events. She worked as an instructor
in the Human and Organizational Development Department at Vanderbilt
University from 1998 - 2000. Prior to entering the field of education,
Dr. McWherter worked as a consultant in the fields of labor relations
and management. She also worked in management and corporate skills development
for two national personnel/staffing organizations.
She serves as a national Executive Board member of the National Council
for Resource Development and is its immediate past Southern Regional
Director. She is past President and former Executive Vice President
of the Tennessee Council for Resource Development and is a founding
funder of the Outdoor Museum of Art at Chattanooga State.
She holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville,
an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University, and a doctor of Education
(Higher Education Administration) from Vanderbilt University.
Both say President Ronnie Booth's vision for the College was their
initial attraction to the executive positions. "I realized after
talking with him that we share the same vision for the College,"
said Mr. Roesch. "After many years in the corporate arena, I wanted
to make a move into the academic environment, providing a valuable service
to the Upstate community," he said.
Dr. McWherter added that the College's goal of "becoming a role
model for community college education, the importance placed on service
to and within the shared community, and the charm of the people and
topography of Upstate South Carolina" were deciding factors for