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Press Release                                                                                        
March 7, 2022
Karen Potter, kpotter2@tctc.edu

Guiseppi-Elie Named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development

Pendleton, SC – Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie has been named vice president of academic affairs and workforce development at Tri-County Technical College (TCTC).

Dr. Guiseppi-Elie joined the College on March 1. In this role, he serves as chief academic officer and is responsible for working with faculty to build and promote relevant, innovative and high-quality programs that support student success. He also oversees workforce services that promote financial stability and economic growth and ensures that the College’s workforce training programs meet the current and future needs of business and industry. 

“Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has a wealth of experience and a strong record of accomplishments in higher education, entrepreneurial industrial research and product development,” said Dr. Galen DeHay, president of TCTC. “We are pleased to have him on our team as his leadership is integral to fulfilling our mission of helping students reach their goals and supporting economic development in the region by preparing a highly-skilled workforce.”

Most recently Dr. Guiseppi-Elie served as founding dean of the College of Engineering, vice president of industry relations, and university distinguished professor at Anderson University. In this role, he led the establishment of the College of Engineering and the formulation of an integrated engineering and liberal arts curriculum. Prior to his role at Anderson University, Dr. Guiseppi-Elie served as associate dean of engineering medicine and TEES research professor of engineering at Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital, where he participated in the development of a unique engineering medicine program that allowed students to earn their medical degree and master of engineering at the same time. He also spent nine years as a professor in the College of Engineering at Clemson University and eight years as a professor in the College of Engineering and School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has a doctor of science degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and applied chemistry from the University of the West Indies. He also is a graduate of the Academic Leadership Academy at Penn State University.

In his scholarly career, Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has published more than 200 archival scientific papers and 33 book or proceedings chapters. He holds eight U.S. and foreign patents and has given more than 220 invited lectures. He is founding editor-in-chief of “Bioengineering,” an open-access journal that focuses on biomolecular and cellular engineering, biological cybernetics and bionics.

Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has been a Fulbright Specialist and holds fellowships in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).



About Tri-County Technical College
Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit tctc.edu.