SCC Foundation Board of Directors Spotlight
- Business and community leaders representing the Spartanburg Community College’s service area: Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties, form the Board of Directors that oversees the work of the SCC Foundation. With representatives from manufacturing to ministry, this diverse group of volunteers offer their expertise in identifying and obtaining funding to help SCC students achieve career success, while meeting the workforce needs of Upstate business and industry.
John Robbins | August 2020John N. Robbins, Board Member
A native and resident of Union County, John N. Robbins plays an advocacy role on the Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
Service on the SCC Foundation board is an opportunity to represent and support an area of the Upstate where SCC operates a campus offering technical training for many of SCC’s certificate, diploma and degree programs.
“Serving on the SCC Foundation board allows me to provide feedback and input for Union County,” he says.
Robbins is Human Resources Manager at The Timken Company’s Tyger River Plant, which employs 300 Union County workers. He says his biggest accomplishment was his participation in Tyger River’s restructuring project that helped the Upstate SC plant achieve efficiency and cost competitiveness in a global market.
A global industrial leader with a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission product brands, The Timken Company employs 18,000 worldwide.
When not working, Robbins enjoys time with his family, hunting and classic automobiles. He also volunteers his time with United Way and the Boy Scouts.