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Message from the Dean



Walter Collins 

Hello, and welcome to the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

We hope you will take the opportunity to browse our website and see the variety of ways this campus makes a difference in the lives of the students we serve. I encourage you to visit our campus, talk with our faculty and professional staff, and see for yourself what a special place this is to start or continue your education. We believe that you’ll find just what you’re looking for right here. First and foremost, our faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting you in reaching your personal and professional goals.

One of the most positive and enduring aspects of this campus is the degree to which the surrounding community, a community that spans a six-county service area, loves and helps sustain this campus. We are fortunate to enjoy the support of the citizens of this region of South Carolina as well as that of leaders in business and government. There is no question that you will be challenged academically while you are a student here, but we hope too that the community support you’ll readily see and feel will also challenge you, in turn, to show your support to this campus and community for years to come.

While you’re here, take advantage of the many “extras” of college life. Be a spectator at one of our intercollegiate games or matches and cheer for the Lancers, attend a concert, lecture or film showing, take a day trip or a Travel Study trip to see new places. College is all about new experiences. I believe you’ll find that the co-curricular activities that abound at USC Lancaster will make your time with us all the more rich and rewarding. Please introduce yourself to me around campus, and let me know if I can help you with any concerns you might have.
Best wishes for many productive years at USC Lancaster!

Walter Collins
Regional Campus Dean
USC Lancaster