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University President

The University of South Carolina has begun a national search for its 30th president. The president serves as the top officer for the USC system and the Columbia campus.

Presidential Search Updates

  • June 25, 2021 at 12 p.m. – Search committee member Lauren Smith and members of the Columbia Staff Senate will host an in-person/virtual forum for all university system employees at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 25. The event takes place at the Russell House Theatre. For those who cannot attend in person, a link to join virtually will be provided soon.
  • June 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. – Thad H. Westbrook, Vice Chair of USC’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Presidential Candidate Search Committee, will address the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors to seek input regarding the presidential search.
  • June 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. – Search committee members Gloria Boutte and Mark Cooper will host a virtual forum for Columbia faculty on Wednesday, June 23 from 3-4 p.m. The forum will allow faculty the opportunity to share what qualities the committee should seek in presidential finalists. Faculty can join via Teams, or by calling 803-400-6044 and using the conference ID 319377843#.
  • June 16, 2021 – Thad H. Westbrook, Vice Chair of USC’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Presidential Candidate Search Committee, spoke at a virtual Alumni Town Hall sponsored by the University of South Carolina Alumni Association to seek input regarding the presidential search. Watch the video recording of the Alumni Town Hall.
  • June 10, 2021Committee meeting
  • June 4, 2021Committee meeting
  • June 2, 2021 – Thad H. Westbrook, Vice Chair of USC’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Presidential Candidate Search Committee, spoke to the USC Columbia Faculty Senate about Board Policy BTRU 3.01 (“Presidential Candidate Search Committee”) and the outlook for the presidential search. A video recording of that June 2 meeting is available.
  • May 21, 2021 – In an email to members of the USC Columbia community, Interim President Harris Pastides provided a link to this webpage and encouraged members of the Carolina family “to stay informed about” the presidential search.
  • May 21, 2021 – Presidential Candidate Search Committee formed

 

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