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Joseph Fortune

Title: Senior Director of Administration
Department: Undergraduate Assignments, Conference Center and SPURS
Phone: 803-777-4283
Office: Patterson Hall
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
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Joe Fortune has already enjoyed a long career with the University of South Carolina. His career began "unofficially" in 1989 when he served University Housing as a Resident Advisor in Maxcy residence hall. His professional career in Student Services began in 1992 when he served as a fact checker for the University of South Carolina Registrar. His career break came in 1996 when he requested a transfer to work as a Student Services Coordinator with University Instructional Services. During this time, he was able to persuade his Director to allow him to work with faculty and students to improve services to distant learners around the globe using emerging technologies.

In 1999, Joe joined the University's Division of Student Affairs, making him one of the youngest members of the Housing management team. His career took another step into public relations, marketing, sales, policy management and development, training, and technology development when he was promoted to his current position as the Director of Administration.

Mr. Fortune resides in Irmo where he enjoys gardening and entertaining friends. In his free time he likes reading, traveling, completing small projects around his home and spending time with loved ones.


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