Richard J. Gough, Ed.D., President TCL
Title: Role of Technical Schools in Economic Development
Today’s average student is no longer the 18-year-old high school graduate. The “new normal” may be a 24-year-old single mother, a part-time student juggling work and college, a veteran or the first-generation college student.
To meet the needs of these types of learners and industry demands, technical colleges have emerged as a major player, offering new learning models such as industry aligned, job-based training programs. Dr. Gough will discuss the role technical colleges play in higher education and our economy.
Summer Forum events are free and open to the public;
no reservations are required.
Dr. Richard Gough assumed the presidency at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in January of 2014. Prior to joining TCL, Gough served as the Executive Vice President at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C. Before beginning his academic career, Gough served 25 years in the United States Marine Corps, where his primary duties were in aviation, logistics, and training and education.
Gough holds a Doctor of Education from East Carolina University, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Finance and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Michigan State University. He and his wife Judy, a registered nurse, make their home in historic Beaufort, SC. They have three children and eight grandchildren.