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How UofSC alumna Brooke Daniels found her passion

Brooke Daniels realized her passion while designing a new cover illustration for Tara Westover’s Educated. Now, as thousands of incoming UofSC freshmen read the book through the university’s 2021 First Year Reading Experience, she hopes it provides them guidance in navigating their next four years.

UofSC academic advising recognized nationally for its excellence

Academic advising at South Carolina has undergone a complete makeover. And the university’s students are feeling the benefits of its overhauled advising system, which was recognized recently with a national award from the National Academic Advising Association.

Sease named interim dean of College of Pharmacy

Julie Sease has been selected as the interim dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, effective July 1. She succeeds Stephen Cutler, who was announced as South Carolina’s interim provost.

Browne named interim dean of UofSC College of Social Work

Teri Browne has been named interim dean of the College of Social Work, effective Aug. 1. She succeeds Ronald Pitner, who has served as interim dean since April 2020.

Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program carries legacy of impact forward

The communications team in the Office of the Provost sat down with John McFadden to discuss the impact of the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program that he directs. This program helps prepare underrepresented minority students pursuing their graduate studies at the University of South Carolina to eventually become professors.

Cárdenas named interim dean of College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

David Cárdenas has been named the interim dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, effective July 1. He takes over for the current interim dean, Matt Brown, who has been in the position since July 2020.

Carolina Online and Paretta Autosport announce multi-year partnership starting with Indy 500

Carolina Online will be represented on the Paretta Autosport entry in the Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest single-day sporting event. The partnership pairs two entities that believe in diversity and accessibility for all, both on the racetrack and in higher education.

Psychologist Mark Weist works to dismantle hierarchy, replace it with partnership

Mark Weist's refusal to accept the status quo as necessity has made him one of the leading mental health researchers in the nation. And now, it has led to him receiving the SEC’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina.

A supply chain of teaching excellence

Students in the Moore School of Business quickly learn that maximum effort on their part is a co-requisite for courses taught by Sanjay Ahire, this year's Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year. They soon discover that the return on their investment is even higher.

Cutler named interim provost at UofSC

Stephen Cutler, dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, was named the university’s interim provost on May 7, 2021. Cutler will take over for William F. Tate IV, who was selected as the new president of Louisiana State University.

UofSC implements health insurance subsidy to better support graduate students

The University of South Carolina will implement a process to better support the health care needs of its graduate students. Beginning Fall 2021, UofSC graduate students' health insurance will be fully subsidized by the university.

Hodges named interim dean of UofSC College of Education

Thomas E. Hodges has been named interim dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education; he begins on July 1. Hodges succeeds Jon Pedersen, who served as dean of the college since 2016 and recently accepted a deanship at Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences.

Sylvain becomes new vice dean in the Office of the Provost

In her dual appointment, Angelina Sylvain will collect and provide data analytics to inform the financial, policy and programming decisions of both the Graduate School and academic affairs at South Carolina.

Major League Soccer and University of South Carolina announce multi-year education partnership

MLS and UofSC have agreed to a multi-year partnership making South Carolina an Official Education Partner of MLS. Together, they have created pathways for a variety of academic offerings and flexible higher education solutions for MLS’ multicultural soccer community.

A message from Provost Tate to UofSC's students

William F. Tate, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, addresses recent sexual harassment allegations at the university.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to welcome Diana Hill Mitchell

Dr. Diana Hill Mitchell joined the University of South Carolina in November as Senior Associate Provost for Social Innovation and eLearning.

Dr. Tracey L. Weldon has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Tracey L. Weldon, the associate dean for diversity, interdisciplinary programs, and social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, effective January 1, 2021.

Dr. Cheryl Addy has been appointed vice provost and dean of the faculty.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Cheryl Addy, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed vice provost and dean of the faculty, effective January 1, 2021

Dr. Lisa Hammond appointed as Director of Faculty Affairs

Dr. Lisa Hammond, Professor of English at USC Lancaster, has been appointed as Director of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost

Hilary Dyer Brannon chosen for director of Continuing Education and Conferences

The Office of the Provost is pleased to welcome Hilary Dyer Brannon to the position of director of Continuing Education and Conferences (CEC).

Rule of Law Collaborative Awarded Think Tank Project in Sri Lanka

The University of South Carolina's Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) has been awarded a major new grant from the U.S. Department of State to support work in Sri Lanka.

Samuels named UofSC Interim Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

Joel H. Samuels, Professor at the School of Law and Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) at UofSC, was appointed Interim Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies on September 1.

New Opportunity: Director of Faculty Affairs

Applications and nominations are now open.

Meet Provost William F. Tate IV

Tate joined UofSC on July 1 and brings extensive experience from endowed professor to vice provost to his new role of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Hubbard chosen to lead UofSC School of Law

Former American Bar Association president to begin Aug. 1

 

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