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About the Provost Office
What is a Provost? The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University of South Carolina. He oversees the schools and colleges of the USC Columbia campus .

The Provost is responsible for leading the formulation and implementation of system-wide academic affairs policy relating to faculty hiring, retention, tenure, promotion, and development. He is charged with oversight of USC’s graduate and undergraduate academic programs as well as curriculum development, program assessment, and university accreditation.

The Provost provides budgetary oversight for all USC Columbia academic units and academic support areas and manages the strategic planning processes for those units. The USC Press, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Compliance, and the Office of Academic Support also report to the Provost.


Provost

Michael D. Amiridis, Ph.D. - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Belinda Atkerson - Executive Assistant to the Provost
  • Appointments with Provost
  • Council of Academic Deans (information, scheduling, agendas)


Vice Provosts

Helen I. Doerpinghaus, Ph.D. - Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Lacy Ford, Ph.D. - Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Allen Miller, Ph.D. - Vice Provost and Director, International Programs
Harry Ploehn, Ph.D. - Vice Provost



Helen I. Doerpinghaus, Ph.D. - Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Alexander - Director, Academic Administration

Novella Beskid - Director, Fellowships and Scholar Programs


Christina Friend, Ph.D. - Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Kristia H. Finnigan, Ph.D. - Director, Academic Programs
Meghan Fields - Program Coordinator
Kayle Wright - Administrative Assistant


Donald Miles, MPA. - Executive Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Kirk Randazzo, Ph.D. - Faculty Director, Carolina Leadership Initiative

Debra Richardson - Administrative Coordinator

Irma Van Scoy, Ph.D. - Executive Director, USC Connect
Damara Hightower-Davis, Ph.D. - Assistant Director
  • Assessment
Natalie Smith-Kenner - Administrative Coordinator
  • Appointments with the Executive Director of USC Connect
Nicholas (Nick) Vaught - Student Services Coordinator
  • USC Connect Council
     

Patsy Yarborough - Administrative Coordinator


Lacy Ford, Ph.D. - Senior Vice Provost
Steve Adams - Director, Distributed Learning Support Services

Judi R. Blyth - Manager, Academic Resources

Jessica Elfenbein, Ph.D.- Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Jonathan Haupt - Director, USC Press

Geniese James - Director, Information Resources

Sarah Livingston - Administrative Coordinator
  • Appointments with Senior Vice Provost
  • Faculty Awards Coordination
  • Provost Office Communications and Marketing

Derlene Lowder - Director, Academic Research
  • Analysis, Reporting, and Data Collection
  • Data Access Advisory Committee
  • Dean Review Coordination
  • Internal Grant Program Coordination
  • Southeastern Academic Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC)
    Travel Program Coordinator
  • Southeastern Academic Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) Faculty Achievement Award
  • Staff support for Faculty Initiatives



Allen Miller, Ph.D. - Vice Provost and Director, International Programs

Sarah Langston
, M. Ed. - Interim Director, Study Abroad

Jody Pritt, M.A. - Director, International Student Services

Alexandra Rowe, Ph.D. - Director, English Programs for Internationals

Trudie Wierts - Administrative Coordinator
  • Appointments with Vice Provost

 

 



Officers Reporting to the Provost
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. - Vice Provost for Special Academic Initiatives and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Bill Hogue, Ph.D. - Vice President for Information Technology

  • Office of Information Technology

Meera Narasimhan, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. - Associate Provost, Health Sciences

  • School of Medicine


Dennis A. Pruitt, Ed.D. - Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs



Associated Administrators
Rudy Mancke - Naturalist-in-Residence

John McFadden, Ph.D. - Director, AAPP Program and Special Advisor to the Provost for Development of Future Faculty



Academic Deans

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