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updated January 2010


University Administration

Harris Pastides, President
Michael D. Amiridis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Chris P. Plyler, Ph.D., Vice Provost for System Affairsand Executive Dean for Regional Campuses and Extended University

Union/Laurens Commission for Higher Education

C. Richard Denton, Chair
Deborah Littlejohn, Vice Chair
Brenda C. Childers, Secretary/Treasurer
Patricia C. Craine, Member
J. Steve Hudson, Member
Lewis Jeter, Member
Hugh C. Rowland, Ex Officio
Timothy Svedlund, MemberTerry J. Wade, Secretary/Treasurer
William J. Whitener, Chair Emeritus
USC Union Campus Administration
Hugh C. Rowland, Ed.D., Dean of the University
Stephen H. Lowe, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Thomas W. Simpson, M.S., Institutional Effectiveness Officer
Susan P. Jett, A.A, Human Resources Director/Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Michele S. Lee, B.S., Business Manager/Budget Director
Wesley C. Belk, M.B.A., Director of Information Technology
William E. Moore, Career Start Program Director
Thomas W. Simpson, M.S., Institutional Effectiveness Officer
Tammy W. Stokes, M.A., TRIO Program Coordinator
Robert E. Holcombe, M.Ed., Director of Financial Aid
Terry E. Young, M.Ed., Director of Enrollment Services

Support Staff

Tanja R. Black, Administrative Specialist, Bookstore
Keith Camp, Information Resource Consultant
Michael B. Greer, Admissions Recruiter, Student Affairs
Alice Hooper, TRIO Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs
Sheryl B. Lowe, Administrative Specialist, Dean’s Office
Carlyne Puckett, Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs
Kristie Roberson, Administrative Specialist, Student Affairs
Mary Jo Rogers, Administrative Specialist, Dean's Office 
Sharon L. Rupp, Library Manager, Dean's Office
Marlene M. Sanders, Accounting Technician, Dean’s Office
Naida M. Shields, Administrative Specialist, Student Affairs
Pamela B. Wilbanks, Certification Specialist, Career Start

Maintenance/Custodial Staff

Donald R. Lawson, Maintenance Supervisor
Nathaniel Nash, Custodian

USC Union Full-Time Faculty

Valarie A. Burnett, Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Biology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Tara J. Fatemi, Instructor, Biology, M.S., University of South Carolina
Avery M. Fouts, Assistant Professor, Religion/Philosophy, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Randall K. Ivey, English, M.A., University of South Carolina
J. Layne Mayon, Instructor, Spanish, M.A., Texas Tech University
Denise R. Shaw, Assistant Professor, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Thomas W. Simpson, Instructor, Mathematics/Statistics/Engineering, M.S., University of South Carolina
USC Union Part-Time Faculty
Richard Anderson, Theatre, M.A.T., University of South Carolina
Thomas Bishop, Music Education/Choir, B.A., Limestone University
Gerard R. Bowles, Art History, M.F.A., East Tennessee State University
Stephen R. Buchanan, Psychology, Ed.D., University of South Carolina
Philip K. Carter, Geology, M.S., University of Washington
Allan D. Charles, History/Political Science, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
David J. Corley, English, M.Ed., Converse College
Susan E. Corley, History, M.Ed., Converse College
Travis Dalton, Computer Science, M.B.A., Western Carolina University
James L. Edwards, Criminal Justice, J.D., University of South Carolina
Ted R. Fansher, Sociology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Anthony N. Gavalas, Religion, D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary
Robert E. Holcombe, University Studies, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Debra H. Jones, Computer Science, M.B.A., Jacksonville State University
Robert F. Kearse, Computer Science, M.B.A., University of Montana
Laura S. King, French, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Donald Knight, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Mary W. Lawson, Business Administration, M.B.A., Winthrop University
Ralph H. Lawson Jr., Theater, Speech, and Dance, M.Ed., Converse College
Mary L. Mason-Gibbs, Foreign Languages, M.A., Colorado State University
Norman Pigeon, Marine Science, M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
Robert R. Redman, Accounting/Management, M.B.A., Golden State University
Heather S. Rush, Psychology, M.S., Augusta State University
Edward Sherbert, Business, D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
Tammy W. Stokes, University Studies, M.A., Appalachian State University
Charles T. Sublett, History, M.A., Appalachian State University
William D. Taylor, Computer Science, M.B.A., Jacksonville State University