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Search for USC Union Dean

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

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