Gaffney native Michael Mikota has been named president of Central Carolina Technical College.
Mikota, whose appointment is effective July 17, succeeds interim president Terry Booth, who will return to her position as vice president of business affairs. Booth filled in after former Central Carolina chief Tim Hardee was named president of the S.C. Technical College System.
Prior to joining the Sumter college, Mikota served as executive director of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, a regional association of county and city governments that includes Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter Counties and the cities of Manning, Camden, Bishopville and Sumter.
Prior to that, Mikota served as an analyst and senior analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., where he conducted numerous audits and assessed programs for the Comptroller General of the United States.
Mikota holds a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College and a MBA. from Gardner-Webb University. He received a Ph.D. from Clemson University in policy studies.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Mikota worked for Wachovia Bank in multiple capacities, rising to the position of assistant vice president of business banking.