May 1, 2013
Tony Vaughan, Longtime Commissioner and Supporter of York Tech, Retires
ROCK HILL—After 39 years of outstanding service, Bruce A. “Tony” Vaughan has announced his retirement from the York Technical College Area Commission, the college’s governing board.
Vaughan joined the Commission in 1974, only 10 years after York Tech’s founding. Since that time he has provided excellent leadership to the college, serving as Commission Chair from 1999 until 2010 and as Vice Chair for five years prior to that.
“Mr. Vaughan has worked countless hours on behalf of the college and has been a great advocate for its mission through the decades,” said York Technical College President Dr. Greg Rutherford. “His leadership and passion for the success for the communities we serve will be missed.”
Vaughan also represented York Tech on the state level as a member of the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners (SCATCC) from 2005 until this year—serving the association as both President and Chair.
During Vaughan's time at York Tech, the college has grown from a single building to a campus of 15 buildings, including state-of-the-art facilities like the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the Baxter Hood Center, and the Science & Technology Building. Also during that time, the college has developed off-campus centers in Lancaster and Chester counties.
Vaughan is a retired engineer, having worked many years at both Rock Hill Printing & Finishing and Cone Mills. He served with the 82nd Airborne as a Jump Master/Senior Parachutist during the Korean conflict and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 1963.
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