A Search Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next Dean of USC Union, and the committee will convene its first meeting in mid-November at the USC Union campus.
The 11-member committee includes members each of the following groups: representatives of the USC Union faculty, staff, students, and alumni; community leaders from the service area; Palmetto College representatives, and University officials. The committee will be chaired by USC Lancaster Dean Walter Collins.
The position description, timeline for the search, meeting times and locations, and updates throughout the process will be posted on the announcements page here. The anticipated start date for the new Dean of USC Union will be January 2021.
The search committee will work with Palmetto College Human Resources to receive applications and nominations from highly qualified candidates from across the state and around the country. Additionally, the committee will review qualifications and conduct interviews including campus interviews involving USC Union faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the USC Union community before recommending finalists to the Chancellor of Palmetto College. The Chancellor will conduct further interviews and gather input from the search committee before a decision is made.
Search Committee members are:
Dr. Walter Collins Dean, USC Lancaster
Mr. Steve Aldrich Senior Director Manufacturing Operations
USC Union Partnership Board
Mr. Matthew Dean Director, Facilities/Student Affairs, Laurens Location
Colonel Richard Denton Chairman, Union, and Laurens County CHE
Mrs. Jennifer Emswiler Assistant Professor, Chair, USC Union Faculty Organization
Dr. Avery Fouts Associate Professor, USC Union
Miss Makenzie Grady SGA President, USC Union
Mr. Nicholas Jeter IT Assistant, USC Union
Mrs. Michele Lee Finance Director, USC Union
Mrs. Katherine Pendergrass Director, Union County Community Development
Mr. Michael Young BOL Alumnus, Community Member
Mrs. Victoria Hollins Human Resources Consultant, Palmetto College (non-voting member)
USC Union Dean Search Materials
- USC Union Dean - Job Description
- March 17, 2021 - Search Committee Agenda
- April 1, 2021 - Search Committee Agenda
- April 14, 2021 - Campus Visit Agenda
- April 20, 2021 - Campus Visit Agenda
- April 27, 2021 - Campus Visit Agenda
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