Dr. McIntyre is a native of New Orleans. He received his undergraduate degree in Spanish education from Loyola University and his master’s degree from Tulane University in Spanish literature. He earned his doctorate in educational administration from Iowa State University. He has completed post-doctoral training at both Harvard and Columbia Universities. He is also a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership.
Dr. McIntyre has taught at both the high school and college levels. In addition, he served as associate superintendent for instruction and staff development in Spartanburg School District 7, superintendent of schools in Hampton District 2 where he also served as State Deputy Superintendent of Education in South Carolina. His higher education experience includes serving as dean of the college of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Carolina State University, as well as interim president of the university.
Dr. Lamin Drammeh, Executive Director and Special Assistant to the President, Interim Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Development
Denmark Technical College has named Dr. Lamin E. Drammeh, Executive Director of the College, to serve as Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the president. Dr. Drammeh joins us from SC State University where he served in several leadership positions including Senior Research Director for Outreach, Planning, and Development. Dr. Drammeh brings to Denmark Tech 15 years of higher education leadership, management, and development experience in both domestic and international arenas.
Dr. Valerie S. Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Valerie Fields is the new Vice President of Academic Affairs. Fields has previously served SC State University as an associate professor of education, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Fields holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a cognate in instructional technology, a masters degree and Educational Specialist degree in administration and supervision, and a bachelors degree in early childhood education.
Mr. Ram'on O. Wideman is a business and finance professional whose experience in managing fiscal affairs spans more than fifteen (15) years. A native of Greenwood, SC, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Wideman also holds a Master of Arts in Business Management degree, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Health Administration degree from Webster University. Wideman is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management from Walden University. He comes to us from Benedict College in Columbia, SC where he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance.
Mrs. Avis Howell-Gathers, Vice President of Student Affairs (Interim)
Mrs. Avis Howell-Gathers joined the Denmark Technical College family in 1997 as a Developmental English Instructor. In 2005, she assumed the role of Director of the STAR (Systematic Teaching and Retention) Center, the College’s first Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In 2010, Mrs. Gathers became the Executive Dean for Student Services and Academic Support. She currently serves as the Interim Vice President for Student Services. Mrs. Gathers received the B.A. in English from South Carolina State University and a M. Ed. in Instructional Technology from American Intercontinental University.
Mr. Stephen Mason, Associate Vice President for Economic & Workforce Development
Mr. Mason is Associate Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development. He was hired in 2006 as Dean of Continuing Education and after leaving the college for a brief period, he returned as AVP of Economic & Workforce Development. He earned his undergraduate degree in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology from Clemson University his master’s degree in Secondary Education from South Carolina State University. He has over 29 years of Industrial experience.
Mr. Derrick Steward, Director of Information Technology
Mr. Derrick Steward has been the Director of Information Technology for the past 13 years. Mr. Steward has a Masters of Information Technology in Internet Security from American Intercontinental University and a Bachelors of Science degree from South Carolina State University. Mr. Steward has over 25 years of experience in the information technology field and has worked for both federal and state government along with owning several small businesses.
Mrs. Teresa Mack, Director of Grants and Contracts
Mrs. Tarshua Teresa Mack has been active in the field of grant management and development for 18 years. She has previous experience in project management in a corporate industry and strategic alliance and governance in a major non-profit organization. She has 14 years’ experience in Higher Education. Teresa has managed and developed numerous programs funded by Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, SC Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics Space Administration, Bank of America, U.S. Customs, Internal Revenue Services, AgFirst, and Home Depot. She currently serves as Director of Grants and Contracts, Title III and Special Programs. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management, Masters of Arts Degree in Organizational Management and has completed significant courses in Project Management and Higher Education.