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Smith Debnam Attorney Ron Jones Elected to Trident Technical College Foundation Board

October 05, 2023

Charleston, S.C. (October 5, 2023) — Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that Ron Jones, a distinguished law partner at the firm, has been elected to serve on the Trident Technical College Foundation Board. Ron’s appointment to the board is a testament to his commitment to community service and his dedication to the advancement of education.

The Trident Technical College Foundation Board is thrilled to welcome Jones as one of its newest trustees. Tammy Coghill, Chair of the TTC Foundation Board of Trustees, expressed her enthusiasm for the new additions, stating, “We are so pleased to have Pat, Ron, and Spencer join the TTC Foundation Board. They each bring a passion for supporting Trident Technical College students and an understanding of the impact that Trident Technical College has on local business and economic development. We look forward to working with each of our new trustees as we continue our efforts to create community investments today for tomorrow’s workforce.”

Trident Technical College is the third largest institution of higher learning in the state of South Carolina, offering over 150 programs of study, including transfer programs for those continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities. With approximately 12,000 students enrolled, TTC plays a pivotal role in preparing individuals for successful futures in various fields, including business, technology, healthcare, hospitality, and more.

Jones, speaking about his appointment, emphasized the importance of Trident Technical College in the Lowcountry community. “Trident Tech is a true gem of the Lowcountry and a true educational/economic driver in our community,” said Jones. “Over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure to meet its educators, administrators, and students and work with them on a myriad of issues. Now I am thrilled to be serving on the Foundation Board supporting its mission and helping it sustain its contribution to our community and citizens.”

Jones will serve a distinguished three-year term on the TTC Foundation Board.

A partner at Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LP, Jones possesses over three decades of experience in commercial law and bankruptcy litigation. His exceptional legal acumen has consistently earned him recognition from Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Beyond his remarkable legal career, Jones is an avid advocate for community service. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he chaired the Chamber’s Political Action Committee and co-directed the Chamber’s ½ Cent Sales Tax Campaign for School Infrastructure Improvements. Jones is also a graduate of Furman University’s Riley Institute of Diversity and dedicates his time as a pro bono volunteer, providing legal counsel to the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation, a non-profit healthcare organization serving vulnerable communities in the Lowcountry and Sea Island.

Jones’s election to the Trident Technical College Foundation Board underscores his commitment to making a positive impact in both the legal profession and the community at large. His outstanding legal excellence, leadership, and genuine dedication to making a difference exemplify the core values of Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law.

About Trident Technical College Foundation:

Trident Technical College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1975. The foundation advocates for and raises funds to support Trident Technical College, contributing to the region’s economic development. More than 150 scholarship funds are available to TTC students through the TTC Foundation, helping to create opportunities for education and career advancement.

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