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York Technical College Welcomes Tyson Blanton as Newest College Commission Board Member

Jan 16, 2024

Tyson Blanton HeadshotYork Technical College proudly announces the appointment of Tyson Blanton, District Manager for Government and Community Relations at Duke Energy, to its College Commission Board.

A South Carolina native and resident of Kershaw, Tyson Blanton brings extensive experience in public relations within the electric utility industry. As the District Manager for Duke Energy, she serves as a crucial link between the corporation and local communities in York, Lancaster, Chester, Cherokee, Union, and Fairfield counties.

“I’m so excited and proud to join York Technical College’s board of commissioners. The college is such an asset to our community and an incredible partner in addressing the workforce needs of local industries,” said Tyson Blanton. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to play a small role in the big impact York Tech has on education in South Carolina.

In addition to her professional role, Tyson is actively engaged in community service, currently serving as Chairwoman of the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Board and holding positions on various community boards. Tyson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from USC Darla Moore School of Business.

“I could not be more thrilled for Ms. Tyson Blanton to join the York Technical College commission. Tyson is dedicated to serving the communities of York, Chester and Lancaster counties. She is highly energetic, full of ideas, focused on workforce development and community engagement and dedicated to student success. Tyson has been closely connected to York Tech through her work with Duke Energy, a great partner to the College,” said Dr. Stacey Moore, President of York Technical College.

“The Commission is thrilled to add Tyson Blanton to our governing body. We are grateful for her willingness to represent Lancaster County,” said Geri Hopkins, Chair of the York Technical College Commission. “Her professional background, education and commitment to the community will provide additional expertise and support to the college.”

The York Commission for Technical Education is comprised of 11 commissioners. As the governing body of the College, the Commission approves and reaffirms the College’s mission, ensures financial stability, and develops policies that makes sure the College remains compliant with state, federal and local laws, policies and regulations.

As a public, two-year institution, York Technical College offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 100 programs of study, as well as an award-winning program that will allow you to transfer to a four-year institution. Founded in 1964 with just 60 students, York Technical College now welcomes between 5,000 to 7,000 credit students each year at its main campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as well as its off-campus center in Chester, South Carolina.