Office Of The President​

Dr. Ronnie Hopkins

On July 9, 2021, Dr. Ronnie Hopkins was officially appointed by the Board of Trustees as the tenth president of Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina, USA. During his productive and progressive career in public and higher education for nearly three decades, Dr. Hopkins has served in a number of administrative and instructional positions which involve supervision of faculty, staff, students, budgeting, and strategic planning. Prior to serving as Interim President, Dr. Hopkins was appointed as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison and a tenured Professor of English at Voorhees College. Formerly, he served as the Founding Dean of the Freshman Institute and Professor of English, Chair and Professor of English in the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Mass Communication, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning, and Founding Dean of the School of Honors at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Hopkins served as Chair and Professor of English for the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Vice President for Student Affairs at Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Hopkins actively serves as an On-Site Reaffirmation Committee Evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Dr. Hopkins is a member in the Class of 2020 Executive Leadership Academy sponsored by the American Academic Leadership Institute for preparation of experienced college cabinet officers to become successful presidents and chancellors. He has authored over $40 million dollars in grant awards to advance higher education priorities. 

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Presidential Communications

Explore the vision and plans shared by President Hapkins in his messages to students, faculty and staff, and the university’s community.

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Office of the President

1897 Voorhees Rd.
Denmark, SC 29042

Phone: (803) 780-1234
Toll Free: (866) 685-9904

Requests and Invitations
If you would like to invite President Hopkins to attend an upcoming event, ask him speak at your event, or request his assistance with other communications, please fill out a request form at least 30 days in advance of your event or deadline.

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