Val Richardson will address the graduates of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College during commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 7.

Graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond–Middleton Auditorium on the campus of South Carolina State University.

Richardson is the workforce development manager for Palmetto Health and possesses more than 25 years of experience in healthcare human resources, workforce development and career development.

She received a bachelor’s degree in management from Coker College and master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University.

As workforce development manager for Palmetto Health, she develops and facilitates workforce and career development processes. She works with various community partners within schools, colleges, state and federal government, as well as business leaders to build a future workforce.

She serves with the following boards and councils: Midlands Education and Business Alliance, Board of Directors for Midlands Middle College, SCHA Workforce Advisory Council, SC Healthcare Human Resources Association, Business Advisory Councils for Richland School District 1 & 2, as well as the Health Occupations Students of America Advisory Council.

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