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University Administration


Harris Pastides, Ph.D., President
Michael D. Amiridis, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Susan Elkins, Ed.D., Chancellor for Palmetto College
Chris P. Plyler, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Executive Dean for System Affairs and Extended University


Union/Laurens Commission for Higher Education


C. Richard Denton, Chair
Deborah Littlejohn, Vice-Chair
Brenda C. Childers, Secretary/Treasurer
Patricia C. Craine, Member
J. Steve Hudson, Member
Lewis Jeter, Member
Tim Svedlund, Member
Terry Wade, Member
Alice Taylor-Colbert, Ex Officio
(more information on Commission)


USC Educational Foundation, Union Partnership


Helen Diamaduros, Member
J. Carlisle Oxner, Jr., Member
Toccoa Switzer, Member
(Partnership Bylaws, 1989)


USC Union Campus Administration


Alice Taylor-Colbert, Ph.D., Campus Dean
Stephen H. Lowe, Ph.D., Academic Dean
M. Bradley Greer, M.P.A., Director of Enrollment Services
Robert E. Holcombe, M.Ed., Director of Financial Aid
Susan P. Jett, A.A., Human Resources Director/Assistant to the Dean
Wesley C. Belk, M.B.A., Director of Information Technology
Issaia J. Butler, M.S., TRIO Program Director


USC Union Full-Time Faculty


Tara Fatemi, Senior Instructor, Biology, M.S., University of South Carolina
Jolie C. Fontenot, Assistant Professor, Public Communications, Ph.D., University of Texas
Avery M. Fouts, Associate Professor, Religion/Philosophy, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Randall K. Ivey, Instructor, English, M.A., University of South Carolina
Stephen H. Lowe, Academic Dean/Assistant Professor, History, Ph.D. Michigan State University
Jon R. Lowell, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Helene Maire-Afeli, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Ph.D., Kansas State University
J. Lane Mayon, Instructor, Spanish, M.A., Texas Tech University
Christine Sixta Rinehart, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Denise R. Shaw, Associate Professor, English/Women's Studies, Ph.D., University of
     South Carolina


USC Union Temporary Faculty


Richard C. Anderson, Theatre & Speech, M.A.T., University of South Carolina
Tommy E. Bishop, Music Education,  B.A., Limestone College
Gerard R. Bowles, Art History, M.F.A., East Tennessee State University
Stephen R. Buchanan, Psychology, Ed.D., University of South Carolina
Philip K. Carter, Geology, M.S., University of Washington
Allan D. Charles, History/Political Science, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Travis Dalton, Computer Science, M.B.A., Western Carolina University
M. Bradley Greer, Political Science, M.P.A., University of South Carolina/ Clemson University
Neill Hance, MFA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Robert E. Holcombe, University Studies, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Debra H. Jones, Computer Science, M.B.A., Clemson University
Thomas Keating, Business, M.B.A, University of Toledo
Donald R. Knight, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Steve Lemons, Religious Studies, M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary
Teresa Mayon, Spanish, J.D., Libre University
William E. Moore, University Studies, M.A., Webster University
Norman Pigeon, Marine Science, M.M.A., University of Rhode Island
Kendall Reyes, Physical Education, M.Ed., Francis Marion University
Heather S. Rush, Psychology, M.S., Augusta State University
John Savage, French, M.A., Kent State University
Charles T. Sublett, History/Political Science, M.A., Appalachian State University
William D. Taylor, Computer Science, M.B.A., Jacksonville State University
Chad Ulmer, Management, M.S.M., Southern Wesleyan University
Kim Windsor, English, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
(faculty web pages)


Support Staff


Blake Bentley,  Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs

Jeremy Black, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Support Services

Tanja R. Black, Bookstore Manager, Bookstore
C. Keith Camp, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Support Services
John Crocker, TRIO Career/Transfer Counselor, Academic Affairs
Stacey S. Eaves, Asst. Bookstore Manager, Bookstore
Tony Gregory, Health & Safety/Security Officer, Dean’s Office
Alice S. Hooper, TRIO Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs
Kendra Owens, Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs
Kendall Reyes, TRIO Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs 
Kristie V. Roberson, Student Account Manager, Dean's Office
Sharon L. Rupp, Library Manager, Dean's Office
Naida M. Shields, Administrative Specialist, Student Affairs
Linda Wendel, Financial Aid Assistant, Student Affairs
Melissa Stevenson, Library Technical Assistant, Dean’s Office 


Maintenance Staff


Donald R. Lawson, Maintenance Supervisor
Nathaniel Nash, Building/Grounds Specialist
Eddie Smith, Building/Grounds Specialist



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