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The University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students' high-quality academic work is being recognized, the campus community is impacting the world around it, and the university is growing toward providing a better educational experience for all. The Office of the Provost is committed to advancing and promoting this academic excellence. 

Read UofSC's Recent Academic Excellence News

Check out the most recent examples of academic excellence from across campus.

Hodges selected as dean of the College of Education

Thomas Hodges has been selected as dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education, effective Oct. 15. Among his priorities are further strengthening the college’s internal culture, increasing outreach across the state and diversifying the state’s teachers to better reflect the demographic makeup of South Carolina.

Pierce becomes CIEL director

As the director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, Charlie Pierce is ready to expand his reach at the university and make opportunities for engagement more equitable and accessible for all students. He envisions an expansion of what he will be able to do to support experiential and integrative learning on campus.

Gerdes looking to foster innovation, belonging in Rhodos living learning community

Innovative technology and design, academic advancement and his students are things John Gerdes is passionate about. As the new faculty principal of the Rhodos Fellows living learning community, Gerdes hopes to build a supportive atmosphere that encourages curiosity and supports the creativity of his students.

UofSC ranked #1 college in country for veterans and military service members

The University of South Carolina has been ranked the No. 1 “Best for Vets Colleges 2022” by the Military Times. The ranking, which covers 311 public and private institutions, serves as the gold standard among the veteran and military community in terms of higher education.


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