Ronald Rhames , DBA

President, Midlands Technical College , Columbia, South Carolina

Dr. Ronald L. Rhames


Midlands Technical College

Dr. Ronald L. Rhames was named the sixth President of Midlands Technical College (MTC) located in Columbia, South Carolina on March 1, 2015. Dr. Rhames has been employed with MTC since 1990. As president, Dr. Rhames is MTC’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the college’s seven divisions: Academic Affairs; Advancement; Business Affairs; Corporate and Continuing Education; the Enterprise Campus; Institutional Support; and, Student Development Services. He is responsible for and is accountable to the MTC Commission, the college’s Governing Board of Trustees. Prior to being named president, Dr. Rhames served as MTC Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Rhames received an associate’s degree in Management from Midlands Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Benedict College, a master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

In January 2016, Dr. Rhames was named one of the Fifty Most Influential People in the Midlands of South Carolina by Columbia Business Monthly Magazine and was named the International Outstanding Chief Business Officer for Community Colleges in 1998 by CCBO. Dr. Rhames is a member of the Columbia Rotary club and served as president of the Orangeburg Sertoma Club and holds the Able Toastmaster Status.

In his spare time, Dr. Rhames enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends.