Williamsburg Technical College recently hired Dr. Leron Peterkin as Vice President for Student Affairs. Peterkin comes to WTC after serving for 20 years in various student services capacities at Northeastern Technical College (NETC) in Cheraw. His most recent position at NETC was dean of student services which had him coordinating such tasks as student recruitment, supervising grants, planning and implementing student activities and organizations, counseling students, and handling the day-to-day operations of the division.
As Vice President for Student Affairs at WTC, Peterkin will plan, direct, and administer a comprehensive student affairs program through the management of professionals engaged in student affairs activities such as registration, admissions, enrollment management, counseling, financial aid, student activities, TRIO programs, job placement and related activities.
Prior to serving as dean at NETC, Peterkin was coordinator of career services and job placement, coordinator of student services, and counselor and peer tutor coordinator. Peterkin has extensive experience in grant writing and oversight. His work with student advocacy has resulted in effective student retention while working to develop students wholly as they attain their educational and professional goals. Additionally he served as an active member of the SC Army National Guard and as a serviceman in the US Army where he was on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and has taught numerous college classes.
Peterkin holds a Ph.D. in education from Capella University, an M.A. in counseling from Webster University, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a Higher Education Leadership Certificate from the University of South Carolina and he was named “Educator of the Year 2001 – 2002” at Northeastern Technical College in the administrator/manager category. He has three children and is a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Bennettsville where he currently resides. He is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and of the Sawmill Lodge No. 375.