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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

Daniel Merle, M.B.A

Title: Adjunct Instructor
Department: Business
USC Lancaster
Daniel Merle, Adjunct Instructor


BS Business Administration The Citadel Charleston, SC
MBA Executive Management Ashland University Ashland, Oh
Economic Development Certificate UNC Chapel Hill
Field Artillery Officers Basic/Advanced Course Ft. Sill, Okla.
Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies The Citadel Charleston, SC




VP Corporate and Community Relations South Piedmont Community College 2007 - 2017

Chemical Sales: Industrial Account Executive and sales professional (plus 30 years). Several Fortune 500 companies to include Allied Chemical, Eastman Kodak and Morton Salt.


Advisory Board North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Monroe, NC

Board Carolinas Freedom Foundation Charlotte, NC

Leadership North Carolina Class XXI

Executive Leadership Program North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC