President of South Carolina HBCU Abruptly Leaves Post

Michael M. Townsend, the president of Denmark Technical College, the historically black educational institution in Denmark, South Carolina, abruptly stepped down from his post earlier this month.

Townsend’s resignation came in the midst of a probe by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education into the improper use of college credit cards by college employees. An investigation determined that there were $14,000 in charges for personal expenses made on the college’s card.

President Townsend stated that his resignation was not related to the credit card investigation and that he resigned after only 18 months on the job to pursue another opportunity.