PENDLETON --- Linda Jameison joined Tri-County Technical College's leadership team January 2 as assistant vice president for student support and engagement.

She is leading the College's student engagement and support efforts and serves as the chief student services officer.  She provides leadership to student development, community campuses, student records, tutoring services and the library.

Jameison comes from Presbyterian College (PC) where she served as the dean of student development for four years.  Prior to that she was director and later dean of career programs and student development at PC for five years.  She began her career working in retail, then merchandising and product development at three specialty sporting goods apparel manufacturers.  She was senior director for apparel category management for the National Basketball Association in New York from 1996 - 2002, merchandising director for Benetton Sportsystem Active for a year, director of design and merchandising for le coq sportif for four years and manager of product development and production planning for CB Sports for four years. 

Her varied work experience includes organizational management, data-driven student engagement program design and implementation and various risk management functions.

Jameison described her new position as "exciting and challenging" because it combines the components of student growth and development with administrative functions such as student records and the library, to help students make connections with their educational experience.

"There is a lot that is working well here and Tri-County is an exciting institution to be a part of.  I'm meeting with people in our area at all of our community campuses to understand, at the detail level, what is working well and how to maximize that.  I'm also identifying success roadblocks that students may encounter and determining how student engagement will address that in a comprehensive manner," she said.

"Folks at Tri-County are committed, in a very genuine way, to helping students be successful," she said, "and I recognized that right off the bat.  All have a sincere commitment to making a difference in students' lives and finding ways to help them have a transformative student experience.  I'm especially looking forward to getting to know our students. It's always a better day when you interact with them."

Jameison spent the first days getting to know her staff.  "I am having one-on-one conversations with the student support and engagement team.  We are celebrating their good work and tying all of the pieces together."

Jameison who resides in Simpsonville, holds a B.S. in clothing studies from Syracuse University and a master's degree in education counseling from Clemson University. She also is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator.

She is president of the SC College Personnel Association.  Other professional affiliations include the American College Personnel Association, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, SC Association of Colleges and Employers and the National Association of College and Employers.