âRight now weâve got the assistance of a consultant who is working with us to help us just rebrand. Weâve hired a public information director, who is also helping us with telling the Denmark Tech story,â Todd said.
The college is also provided incoming students who did not have a laptop with the funding to purchase one through the use of federal CARES Act relief funding.
CARES Act funding provided through the state helped the college provide hotspots for students with inadequate or no broadband access.
âIf COVID did nothing else, it really shone a light brightly on the disparities that exist economically in our state,â Todd said.
Just like other schools, Todd said, the college will be seeking state funding and other support.
âThe goal for us is not just to survive, the goal is to thrive. I think our college for a while was not moving at the pace it should have moved, but I can tell you now weâre on the move,â the president said.
Dist. 90 Sen. Brad Hutto, whose district includes Bamberg, Barnwell and Allendale counties, said SACSâs decision to lift the collegeâs probationary status is a move in the right direction as it seeks funding from the state.
âThe fact that they have made necessary changes â¦ is a very important milestone for consideration going forward. I certainly congratulate them on the new leadership and the direction that theyâve taken,â Hutto said.