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  • SCC President, Dr. Michael MikotaSCC 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 region.

    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