Hope Epps Rivers


Hope Rivers is executive vice president of the South Carolina Technical College System. She works with the presidents and other leaders of the state’s 16 technical and community colleges to promote collaboration in curriculum, student services, research and other areas. She is also the main liaison between the technical college system and outside groups working to meet the employment needs of South Carolina.

Hope, who lives in Lexington, has a bachelor’s in English, a master’s in education and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, all from the University of South Carolina. She also earned a certificate in higher education leadership from the university.

She is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Institute at the Riley Institute, and a member of the National Visiting Committee of Clemson University’s Center for Workforce Development. She is a mentor in Columbia College’s Institute for Leadership and serves on the workforce advisory board of the South Carolina Hospital Association.