Dr. Walt Tobin has served as the President of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College since June of 2011. He was educated in the public schools of Richland County in South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in math teaching and subsequently attained the M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina in Education Administration. He completed post-doctoral study at the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.
Prior to accepting the presidency, he served as interim president/chief executive officer at Denmark Technical College and vice president for academic affairs/chief academic officer at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. His previous work experiences included math instructor, assistant principal, principal and middle school director in public schools throughout the state of South Carolina. He is an active member of his community, and has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. Currently, he is involved in the following organizations: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Orangeburg County Development Commission, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, the Liberty Fellowship (AGLN) and the St Matthews Rotary.
He is married to Kim Kim Foster-Tobin and they are the parents of twins, Jack and Bishop.
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Bio updated September 2017.