Logan-Owens, Fate named to board of CCTC Foundation


Two Sumter leaders headline the selection of seven new members to the resource development arm of Central Carolina Technical College.

Michelle Logan-Owens and Lefford Fate were recently named to the CCTC Foundation board of trustees, according to a news release from the college.

The board is comprised of community leaders from the college's four-county service area, which includes Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Kershaw counties, and the foundation's mission is to establish, grow and manage resources that serve as a catalyst to create added educational opportunities for students. The foundation is governed by its board of trustees, which is separate from the college's 11-member Area Commission dedicated to expanding the goals and mission of CCTC.

Logan-Owens is chief operating officer at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter and is a graduate of USC Sumter, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. According to the release, she is active with the South Carolina Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Healthcare Services Executives, among other associations and programs.

Fate is the support services director for the City of Sumter. He's involved with the Shaw Air Force Base Chiefs Group, the Shaw Sumter Community Council and the Sumter Education Foundation, among other groups, the release states. Fate is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Park College, Villanova University and the Community College of the Air Force.

The five other new foundation board members are Sherry Welle of Manning, Bruce Snipes of Bishopville and three Camden residents, Catherine Cantey, Roy Fakoury and Brant Tomlinson.

Established in 1977, the foundation provides support to the college to enhance its efforts to prepare students to enter the job market and achieve their professional goals. During its 42-year history, the foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 students, according to the release. The foundation is operated exclusively for charitable education purposes.