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SCC welcomes new president on
July 13, 2020: Dr. Michael Mikota
Michael Mikota is happy to be back in the Upstate and is ready to lead Spartanburg
Community College into becoming a major player in the growth and development of the
The Gaffney native said he has been back home several times over the years to visit
and is excited about coming home.
″SCC is in a great position to continue to grow and expand,” he said. “Much like the
rest of the region, Spartanburg city, Spartanburg County, Cherokee County, I’d say
it’s all prime to take the next step. I want to have the opportunity for the highest
success rate for our students, for their return on investment, and to be a much broader
and bigger economic engine for the Upstate region."
Mikota said both his local connections and his diverse professional background will
be assets to him at Spartanburg Community College.
“The meeting place between what the economy needs and what higher education is producing,
it’s not quite there yet. So I’m excited about trying to see what I can do to bridge
that gap,” Mikota said.
His return to the Upstate is also personally significant because he said he can’t
wait to share the place where he grew up with his family. Mikota and his wife Camila,
have 7- and 5-year old daughters Cecilia and Penelope and a 1-year-old son, Henry.
“I’m really excited about showing off different places,” Mikota said. “Taking my family
on the Mary Black Rail Trail with their bicycles. And this fall, driving through the
Upstate into the Campobello area going to the mountains to look at the beautiful trees.”
Excerpts from article by: Samantha Swann | Spartanburg Herald Journal View full article