Governmental Relations

The primary function of Governmental Relations is to serve as a liaison with all levels of government on behalf of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education (State Board) and its 16 Technical and Community Colleges.

Our primary areas of focus include:

  • South Carolina General Assembly
  • United States Congress
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Development of Advocacy with our External and Internal Partners

Governmental Relations monitors all state and federal legislation to identify issues that may affect the State Board and its associated colleges. In addition, the division works with state and federal legislators and agencies to introduce legislation or regulations that would enhance the missions and operations of the State Board and its 16 Technical and Community Colleges.

Governmental Relations enlists alumni and friends throughout the state to serve as advocates for the State Boards and its 16 Technical and Community Colleges with the South Carolina General Assembly and the United States Congress on matters that impact the System.

Each year, we develop legislative priorities based on the needs of the colleges as a whole. In FY 2018-2019, the SC Technical College System's priorities include funding increases for:

  • Base funding for the local colleges
  • STEM-related equipment for high-demand job skills training
  • Capital projects (re-purpose/renovation and new construction projects)
  • Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTAP)
  • On-going System initiatives

Government Relations Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop Legislative Priorities
  • Attend Legislative Meetings/Hearings
  • Legislative Tracking for State and Federal Legislation
  • Provide Weekly Legislative Calls/Updates