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Dr. Dennis Pruitt

Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs

As Vice Provost, Dr. Pruitt is responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of academic student-support services, including residential learning communities, academic integrity initiatives, pre-professional advising, fellowships and scholar programs, University 101, enrollment management, undergraduate admissions, orientation and testing, TRIO, the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, the registrar, the Visitor Center, Veterans Services, financial aid and scholarships, the Career Center, international programs for students and student success initiatives.

Dr. Pruitt has led the university's Division of Student Affairs since 1983, and during his tenure, he has guided the division through an unprecedented period of growth and success. He designed the University of South Carolina's award-winning enrollment management model, developed what is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most thorough strategic-planning processes in the field and significantly enhanced the university's student-service programs. Dr. Pruitt's numerous awards include the Outstanding Pillars of the Profession award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), NASPA's Bob E. Leach Award for Dedicated and Outstanding Service to Students and the Armstrong State College Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Pruitt earned his Ed.D. from South Carolina, his master's degree in counseling/student personnel services from West Georgia College and his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Armstrong Atlantic State University (formerly Armstrong State College).

 

 

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