Four finalists selected for secretary of Board of Trustees
Fitzsimons has an extensive background in higher education. After working in accounting, he worked at the S.C. Commission on Higher Education and later was president of the S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, a non-profit organization representing 20 independent colleges and universities in the Palmetto State. At USC, he is responsible for system-wide indebtedness and capital project financing. Fitzsimons earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in accountancy from USC.
Howell is a magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University with a degree in English. He earned his master’s degree in education and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia. Since November 2009, Howell has worked at the National Student Clearinghouse, providing strategic oversight for relationships with the 3,300 colleges and universities that are clients of the organization. The clearinghouse offers compliance and reporting services on a variety of data and statistics.
Stone is a graduate of USC with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education. From 2008-2010, she was an ex-officio member of USC’s Board of Trustees, a seat she held as president of the Carolina Alumni Association. She chaired the Student-Trustee Liaison Committee and also served on the Ad Hoc Committee for Development and the Health Affairs Committee. She also is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors. Until joining the alumni association in August, Stone was vice president for retail recruiting for City Center Partnership.
Board Chairman Miles Loadholt said a meeting date to discuss the finalists has not been set, but he hopes to move quickly.
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