HGTC names Dr. Marilyn Fore new president of the college

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Marilyn “Murph” Fore, Ed. D., senior vice president at Horry Georgetown Technical College, was named president of the college Wednesday night.

Fore will follow H. Neyle Wilson upon his retirement April 1.

According to a press release, the HGTC Area Commission and the college governing board selected Dr. Fore.

“Dr. Fore’s experience in all facets of the college has prepared her well to lead HGTC into the future,” said HGTC Area Commission Chairman Tommy Branyon. “She is committed to the mission of preparing students for jobs and has a passion for helping others advance. She is also committed to serving our community.”

Dr. Fore led the implementation of digital classrooms, developed more than 80 programs of study, and helped create the Horry County Schools’ Early College High School, a model for the nation, the release said.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from Fairmont State College, a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction, a Master of Science in economics from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate in curriculum and instruction also from the University of South Carolina. Coastal Carolina University awarded her an honorary doctorate in public service.

In response to the naming of Dr. Marilyn Fore as the new president of HGTC, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

“We applaud Horry-Georgetown Technical College Board of Directors for naming Dr. Marilyn Fore as the new president. HGTC plays a vital role in educating our area’s workforce and Dr. Fore has been a key player on the HGTC team for many years. She is a passionate champion of both the college and our Grand Strand community and well-prepared to carry on the legacy of achievement established by Neyle Wilson and the entire HGTC Team. We congratulate Dr. Fore on her appointment and look forward to our continued rapport with HGTC.”