Horry Georgetown Technical College has a new president.
The HGTC Area Commission on Wednesday selected Senior Vice President Marilyn Fore to take over as the school’s president when current president Neyle Wilson steps down April 1.
“I thought ‘Is this really a possibility in my life given where I’m come from and given I started as a faculty member?’” said Fore. “Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would get to this point in my life.”
Fore, 67, has been at the school for over 40 years and has been an advocate for digital learning, developed more than 80 programs of study at the school and helped create Horry County Schools’ Early College High School. She started at the school as a paralegal and librarian, and was a professor of economics.
“I think that as time evolves we hope to increase enrollment,” she said. “My plans are to be very visible in the community, be sure that we are meeting the needs of business and industry but also understanding what our students want from their careers and for them to be successful. So partnerships with other colleges and universities are going to be at the forefront.”
She and her husband, Fred Fore, are active members of Belin Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet.
“I would like to say that I’m appreciative that the board has its trust in me following the great leadership of Neyle Wilson,” Fore said.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian