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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Scott G. Kaplan, MBA, M.Ed.

Title: Chief Financial Officer
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-9326
Fax: 803-777-5693
Office: Close-Hipp 814
Scott Kaplan, chief financial officer


Ph.D. candidate, Education Administration, University of South Carolina
MBA, Concentration: International Business, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Student Personnel Services, University of South Carolina
B.S., Kinesiology, University of Maryland


Scott G. Kaplan joined the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management in April 2012 as the chief financial officer. Prior to becoming a member of the HRSM family, Kaplan worked at the Darla Moore School of Business in several roles including director of student financial services and associate director of the budget office, project manager of telepresence implementation and associate director of graduate admissions. Kaplan has also served as the assistant director of USC Orientation and Testing Services and has taught University 101 for more than 20 years. In addition, Kaplan owned and operated the Olde Towne Hall Restaurant located in Ridgeway, South Carolina, from 2002 to 2007.

Honors / Awards

  • USC Student and Alumni Services, Outstanding Service to Students Award (1998)

Professional Affiliations

  • Carolina Student Judicial Council
  • Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO)
  • College Business Management Institute (CBMI)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Tree of Life Congregation Board of Directors, Religious School Board Teacher
  • USC Administrative Employees Club (President-Elect & Treasurer)
  • USC Parking Appellate Committee 
  • National College Testing Association (Founding Task Force; President)
  • Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO)
  • Research & Doctoral Constituent Committee
  • Southeastern Testing Association (President-Elect; Conference Chair)
  • ETS Computer-Based Testing Finance Advisory Committee
  • Graduate Assistant Recruitment Program Steering Committee (Chair)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Council
  • Moore School of Business Staff Advisory Council (Treasurer)
  • National Orientation Directors Association
  • Broad River Township Association Board of Directors (President)
  • Richland County Department of Social Services Advisory Board
  • Student Personnel Association (SPA) Advisory Board
  • Tree of Life Congregation Executive Board (Fundraising Chair)

Research Publication

Greenlaw, H. S., & Kaplan, S. G. (1998). Using compact discs as a supplement to an orientation program. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 6(1), 36-37.

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