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Wes Hickman

Title: Chief Communications Officer
Communications and Public Affairs
E-mail: whickman@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7440
Wes Hickman

As chief communications officer, Wes serves as university spokesman and guides development of communications and public affairs strategies that enhance the university’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally. He leads and manages the university's vast team of communications professionals, which includes brand strategists, content creators, public relations specialists and more.

Before transitioning to higher education, Wes spent nearly 10 years on Capitol Hill working in various communications roles for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. As press secretary and later outreach director, Wes developed a passion for communications strategy, and an appreciation for the power of storytelling and branding. Wes previously served as public relations manager at American University in Washington, DC.