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On Your Time Initiatives

About

The University of South Carolina is committed to meeting the needs of students in every walk of life. The Office of On Your Time Initiatives' programs include three year degree plans, supplemental course offerings and alternative solutions to degree progression.

Our Mission

On Your Time's focus is to increase student retention and progression towards their degrees.

Our Staff

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Shelley Dempsey, Director

Dr. Shelley Dempsey oversees all services and programs hosted by On Your Time Initiatives. Shelley earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in May 2021.

sdempsey@mailbox.sc.edu

Amanda Therrell

Amanda D. Therrell, Assistant Director

Amanda is responsible for leading academic programming and for forming and implementing new initiatives for OYT. 

atherrell@sc.edu

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Meghan Lipinoga, Data and Business Manager 

Meg is responsible for all of OYT's data and assessment collection and reporting. She also manages OYT's budget and helps provide leadership to our team.

lipinogm@mailbox.sc.edu

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Helen Le, Academic Services Manager

Helen provides leadership for the Academic Services department and collaborates with our Student Services Coordinator to provide instructor and student support.

helenle@mailbox.sc.edu

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Farrah Burgess, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant

Farah provides administrative support and serves as the first point of contact for students and instructors. She helps deliver information and manages the day to day needs of the office.

farrahb@mailbox.sc.edu

Taylor McRavin

Taylor McRavin, Human Resources Coordinator

Taylor facilitates all key HR functions and programs, providing hiring, training, and onboarding support for our staff and instructors. Additionally, she manages payroll and other related human resource services. 

mcravint@mailbox.sc.edu

Kelly DeShazo

Kelly DeShazo, Student Services Coordinator

Kelly provides instructor and student support and advisement. She serves as a liaison between our Academic Services team and the University.

kdeshazo@mailbox.sc.edu

 


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