Office of the President
Dr. Kevin Pollock
Dr. Kevin Pollock began his tenure as President of CCTC in January of 2021. He is an AACRAO Senior Consultant. Prior to this role, he served as the fifth President at Montgomery County Community College and began his tenure on April 1, 2016. Dr. Pollock has more than 41 years of education experience at four-year private and public colleges as well as community colleges. His diverse roles include college administration, strategic planning, leadership and enrollment management. He is a national expert on student success models, a frequent national speaker who has spoken more than 140 times at conferences and colleges, and has authored more than 25 book chapters and articles. He is a recent co author and co editor of a new national book: SEM as a Connector.
At Montgomery County Community College Dr. Pollock oversaw the implementation of a new core curriculum, including math reform, and the creation of pathways for all College programs. During his tenure, the College created a new vision, mission, and strategic plan, and updated its brand and marketing strategies. The College implemented an integrated holistic advising approach, developed through the Gates Foundation iPass grants and opened a new $31M Allied Health Building. In addition, the College enhanced its student success models by creating short-term enrollment goals, moving to a virtual bookstore platform, and creating a 24/7 tutoring model.
Before arriving at Montgomery, Dr. Pollock served as President of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan, from 2009-2016. During his tenure, the institution experienced record enrollment, embarked on new student success initiatives, created early and middle college programs, increased its grant funding, became a leader in green initiatives, and strengthened its connections with the community. The institution also adopted a new vision, mission and data informed strategic plan, that was tied to national best practices.
Prior to assuming a presidential role, Dr. Pollock spent nine years as Vice President of Student Services at West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan. He also held a number of leadership roles in admissions and recruitment, and he taught middle and high school English early in his career.
Dr. Pollock holds a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Misty Hatfield serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Central Carolina Technical College.
She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and advancement in the fields of healthcare, higher education and the military. Hatfield began her career as a Public Relations Specialist with Tuomey Healthcare System, now Prisma Health. She has previously held director level positions at Central Carolina Technical College, the Department of Defense and the University of South Carolina Sumter. While marketing and public relations has been a main focus, Hatfield has extensive experience in development and fundraising including employee campaigns, special event fundraising, golf tournaments and annual campaigns.
Hatfield has been involved with numerous boards and foundations including the City of Sumter ATAX Board, the American Heart Association, the YMCA Board of Trustees, the Chamber of Commerce, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She is also a graduate of Leadership Sumter.
Hatfield received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University, graduating cum laude and summa cum laude respectively. She and her husband, Lee, have two daughters.
Dr. Jeffery Thomas
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Thomas joined the Central Carolina Technical College family in July 2021. He came to CCTC with more than 25 years of experience in community and technical colleges, both as faculty and administration.
Dr. Thomas is a professional who works with college faculty, staff, administrators and students to create opportunities for growth and personal attainment. He believes in the transformational power of the community college, transformative both for the individual and for the community. After nearly a decade as a college instructor of history and anthropology, Dr. Thomas took what he learned as a professor and applied it to college administration. That means understanding the needs of students and of the communities in which we find ourselves, and finding ways to match the two.
Dr. Thomas has worked for the students, faculty and staff at Community College of Allegheny County, Miami Dade College, Northland Community and Technical College and Northland Pioneer College. He has participated in the Fulbright Community College Administrator’s Program in Russia, the Aspen Institute Wye Dean’s Seminar, and the Achieving the Dream Data Summit.
Jeff holds a doctorate in history from Texas Tech University, a master’s in history from the University of Texas at Austin and bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Eckerd College.
Vice President for Business Affairs
Beth Young joined the Central Carolina Technical College family in September 2021. Before deciding to join CCTC, Young served as vice president for Finance and Operations at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. She also served as interim president while at Rock Valley College. Before the vice president position, she was dean of Business Affairs/Controller at Kishwaukee College in Mata, Illinois.
Young has previously managed the following departments at other institutions: Financial and Business Services, Auxiliary Services, Information Technology, Athletics, the Foundation, the Community Theatre, Campus Safety and Facility Operations. She also supervised emergency planning and management operations and the college’s facility master planning process and implementation. Young established and maintained a risk management program, managed the college’s investments and cash flow, and assisted in the allocation of financial resources to accomplish the college’s educational mission and goals.
She is the current president for the national Community College Business Officers organization and has been a board member for this organization since 2015 where she served on the audit committee, chair of the awards committee and vice president of Regional Services. In 2013, she received their Outstanding Business Officer award. Young is also a member of the Northern Illinois Government Finance Officer Association. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education from Indiana University.
Young is married to Don Young and they have two daughters.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Lisa Bracken has served as Vice President for Student Affairs since 2008. In this capacity, Bracken provides leadership and oversight for recruitment, testing services, admissions, financial aid, student records, outreach locations, student life, counseling services, career services, tutoring services, and TRIO and PBI grant programs. Bracken is responsible for overseeing student services, processes, personnel, budgets and planning.
Prior to serving as Vice President for Student Affairs, Bracken served as the Director of Admissions and Records, Assistant Registrar, Disability Services Counselor, Admissions Counselor, Recruiter, and Program Manager for Shaw Center. She also worked in a psychological treatment facility for children, domestic violence programs, and as a foreign language instructor overseas. Bracken has over 30 years’ experience in counseling and education.
Bracken is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and came to Sumter, South Carolina as a dependent of a military member serving in the U.S. Air Force. She holds an associate degree from the University of Maryland, a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Eastern New Mexico University and a Masters of Education in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University. Bracken also holds a graduate certificate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina.
Bracken resides in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband Ron. She has two grown children, one of which is a graduate of Central Carolina Technical College.