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University of South Carolina - Union

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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
Timothy Svedlund, Member
Alice Taylor-Colbert, Ex Officio
Terry J. Wade, Member
Paula Moss, Member

(more information on Commission)


USC Educational Foundation, Union Partnership


Helen Diamaduros, Member
J. Carlisle Oxner, III, Member
Toccoa Switzer, Member
Martha Whitener, Member
(Partnership Bylaws, 1989)


USC Union Campus Administration


Alice Taylor-Colbert, Ph.D., Campus Dean
Stephen H. Lowe, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Susan P. Jett, A.A, Human Resources Director
Jon Castro, M.A., Finance Officer

M. Brad Greer, M.P.A.,  Enrollment Manager
Robert E. Holcombe, M.Ed., Director of Financial Aid
Wesley C. Belk, M.B.A., Director of Information Technology
Annie Smith, B.A., Director of Marketing and Development

Matthew Dean, B.A., Director of Laurens Center


Support Staff


Jeremy Black, Information Resource Consultant, IT Department
Tanja R. Black, Administrative Specialist, Bookstore
Keith Camp, Information Resource Consultant, IT Department
John C. Crocker, Career/Transfer Counselor, Opportunity Scholars Program
Stacey Eaves, Administrative Specialist, Bookstore
Tony Gregory, Health & Safety/Security Officer, Dean’s Office
Alice Hooper, TRIO Administrative Specialist, Opportunity Scholars Program
Kim Lawson, Assistant to the Dean, Dean’s Office
Kendra Owens, Administrative Specialist, Academic Affairs
Kristie Roberson, Fiscal Technician, Business Office
Sharon L. Rupp, Library Manager, Library
Melissa Stevenson, Library Assistant, Library
Kaitlyn Wade, Admissions Counselor, Student Affairs
Loretta Warr, Administrative Specialist, Student Affairs
Linda Wendel, Assistant Director, Financial Aid

Blake Wilson, Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs


Maintenance Staff


Donald R. Lawson, Maintenance Supervisor
Eddie Smith, Buildings and Grounds Specialist


USC Union Full-Time Faculty


Joe Anderson, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Majdouline Aziz, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Ph.D., Clemson University
Tara J. Fatemi, Senior Instructor, Biology, M.S., University of South Carolina
Avery M. Fouts, Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Randall K. Ivey, Senior Instructor, English, M.A., University of South Carolina
Helene Maire-Afeli, Assistant Professor/Laboratory Manager, Chemistry and Biology, Ph.D., Kansas State University
J. Lane Mayon, Senior Instructor, Spanish, M.A., Texas Tech University

Christine Sixta Rinehart, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Denise R. Shaw, Professor, English and Women ’s Studies, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Jolie Fontenot, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin



USC Union Part-Time Faculty


Stephen R. Buchanan, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Ed.D., University of South Carolina
Allan D. Charles, Professor Emeritus, History and Political Science, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Richard Anderson, Theatre, M.A.T., University of South Carolina
Gerard R. Bowles, Art History, M.F.A., East Tennessee State University
Philip K. Carter, Geology, M.S., University of Washington
Neill M. Hance, Drama, M.F.A., University of North Carolina
Joshua Lindsay, Criminal Justice, Ph.D. Capella University
Teresa Mayon, Spanish, J.D., Libre University
David Mitra, Mathematics, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Heather S. Rush, Psychology, M.S., Augusta State University
Brandon Simpson, Psychology, M.A., Webster University
Michael Sowell, Economics, M.B.A., Gardner Webb University
Jason Chad Ulmer, Management, M.S.M., Southern Wesleyan University
Kim Windsor, English, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Mary Woods, Psychology, M.A., Webster University

Cheryl Hampton, Communication Studies, M.A., Edinboro University
Mary Hooker, Computer Science, M.B.A., Western Governors University
Casie Jolly, History, M.Ed., Converse College
Ashley King, Music, M.M., Winthrop University
Norman Pigeon, Marine Science, M.M.A., University of Rhode Island
David Revan, English, M.A., University of Tennessee
Kandice Smith, Computer Science, M.B.A., Webster University

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