University of South Carolina

McMaster to assist USC development, alumni relations

Former state Attorney General Henry McMaster will join the University of South Carolina as a senior advisor to assist in development, fund-raising and alumni relations.

McMaster, who served as the state’s attorney general from 2003-11, has agreed to help USC achieve its institutional development plans, including the effort now under way to re-engage alumni and raise funds for the law school, Michelle Dodenhoff, USC vice president for development and alumni relations, said Monday (Feb. 21).

“Achieving our ambitious goals is a major challenge,” Dodenhoff said. “To reach our milestones, we need leaders who can help us raise funds and re-engage key alumni groups. Henry McMaster is an established and recognized leader who brings a wealth of experience and contacts with USC alumni, donors and friends. His assistance will be invaluable.”

McMaster, a Columbia native, earned a bachelor’s degree in history from USC in 1969 and a J.D. from USC’s law school in 1973. He served as a legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond before entering private practice in Columbia in 1974 with Tompkins and McMaster. In 1981, he was appointed U.S. attorney for South Carolina by former President Ronald Reagan, a post he held until 1985. He practiced defense litigation until taking office as attorney general.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/21/11 @ 3:10 PM | Updated: 02/21/11 @ 3:14 PM | Permalink