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Leadership Salkehatchie accepting applications

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Leadership Institute is seeking community leaders who wish to grow their skills and make a difference in their communities to participate in the 2022-2023 class of Leadership Salkehatchie. This prestigious, regional leadership development program is offered by USC Salkehatchie and sponsored by the SouthernCarolina Alliance. Alumni of the program serve as leaders in business, healthcare, education, government, and non-profits across the Salkehatchie region. 


The program includes workshops designed to empower participants with the economic development knowledge and the skills needed to cultivate progress within our region. The program highlights the strengths of the Salkehatchie region and explores the obstacles facing small-town America. Program topics include economic development, education, the judicial system, local government, legislative advocacy, leadership skills, and diversity. The program meets once per month and requires active participation throughout the year.


Acceptance into Leadership Salkehatchie is competitive. To be considered for the program, all nominees must apply by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2022. Participants must live or work in one of the following South Carolina counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, or Jasper. To complete your application, please visit If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jackson Alexander, director of the Leadership Institute, at or 843-782-8641.