The SC Council of Engineering and Surveying Societies (SCCESS) recommended Johnston Peeples, PhD, PE, to Governor Nikki Haley for appointment to the SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.
While all candidates were well qualified, SCCESS chose Peeples based on his experience, achievements, education and activities.
Through the years, Peeples was an individual contributor, a line manager and held senior management and executive positions as well as conducted research, developed products, processes and services, managed very large organizations and founded a company.
After more than 25 years of engineering and engineering management practice, Peeples joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at The Citadel.
Peeples earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel and received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
Peeples said, “I believe that the profession of public engineering must not only serve and advance society, but must also protect it. Engineering’s mandate to public welfare and safety is, in large part, the basis for licensure. I am proud to be an engineer and now to teach future engineers.”
Peeples was born and raised in Estill, SC. He is married to Nancy Doscher Peeples and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Contingent upon the appointment by Gov. Haley, Peeples term will be for 5 years.
SCCESS is mandated by state law to send qualified registered candidates for the SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors to the Governor for appointment to the board.