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The President’s Cabinet, also referred as the executive leadership team, is comprised of senior college administrators who serve as officers and report directly to the President.  The cabinet’s primary role is to provide strategic leadership as it relates to student retention, fiscal accountability, quality instruction and services, managing growth and productivity, and leading innovation through planning and visioning.  Cabinet meetings are held weekly, alternating on each of the college’s three campuses.  Minutes from each cabinet meeting are provided below.

Cabinet Members


Dr. Melissa Batten

Vice President, Student Affairs
The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs serves as the college’s Chief Student Services Officer and is responsible for the leadership, direction, coordination and supervision of all student related services and non-academic student activities.  Specific responsibilities of the Associate Vice President include overseeing departments of Admissions, Enrollment Services, Student Support and Engagement, Title III and Federal TRIO Grants.

Office: (843) 349-5228
Email: Melissa.Batten@hgtc.edu

Melissa Batten

John P. Dove

Vice President, Technology Solutions
The Vice President of Technology Solutions is the college’s Chief Information Officer and is responsible for entity-wide information technology including the areas of Technical Support Services and Administrative Information Systems.

Office: (843) 349-5296

Email: John.Dove@hgtc.edu
 John Dove

Harold N. Hawley, CPA

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the Departments of Finance and Accounting, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Procurement, Capital Project Administration, Public Safety, Maintenance, Grounds, and Custodial Services.

Office: (843) 349-5279

Email: Harold.Hawley@hgtc.edu
 Harold Hawley

Lori Heafner

Vice President, Institutional, Effectiveness & Development
The Assistant Vice President for Institutional, Effectiveness & Development is responsible for strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, grants administration, state and federal reporting, and entity-wide data analysis.

Office: (843) 349-7871

Email: Lori.Heafner@hgtc.edu
 Lori Heafner

Nicole Hyman

Public Relations Director
The Public Relations Director supports the President in communications, and public relations, including speech writing, presentation preparation, communications with community and legislative stakeholders, event planning and execution, and emergency management strategy and communications.

Office: (843) 349-7820

Email: Nicole.Hyman@hgtc.edu
 Nicole Hyman

Gregory L. Mitchell

Vice President, Workforce Development & Continuing Education and Provost, Myrtle Beach & Georgetown Campuses
The Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education oversees all workforce development, non-credit instruction, career enhancement, and continuing education services.  The Vice President also plays an integral role in economic development activities, and serves as the Provost of the Grand Strand and Georgetown campuses.

Office: (843) 477-2032
Email: Greg.Mitchell@hgtc.edu
 Greg Mitchell

Jacquelyne Snyder

Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Relations
The Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Relations provides strategic leadership and management for the college’s human resource related functions and coordinates employee development.  The Human Resources division also oversees organizational design, performance management, employment, employee relations, salary and benefits administration.

Office: (843) 349-5212
Email: Jacquelyne.Snyder@hgtc.edu
 Jackie Snyder

Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks

Executive Vice President for Academics
The Executive Vice President for Academics serves as the college’s Chief Academic Officer and is responsible for the leadership, direction, and supervision of all academic areas. Specific responsibilities include oversight of academic programs, curriculum and faculty with a focus on enrollment growth, student success, faculty resources, community relationships and economic development.

Office: (843) 349-5208
Email: Jennifer.Wilbanks@hgtc.edu
 Jennifer Wilbanks

Cabinet Meeting Minutes