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Dr. Ann Carmichael

Dr. Ann C. Carmichael is the Dean of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, a position that she assumed in February 2000.  Prior to her appointment, Dr. Carmichael served the Salkehatchie Campus for nine years as Director of the Salkehatchie Walterboro Campus and Coordinator of Development, overseeing the institution’s multimillion dollar capital campaign. 

Dean Carmichael earned her Ph.D. in counseling from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Student Personnel Services from Clemson University.  Prior to joining the USC Salkehatchie administration in 1991, she served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students at Charleston Southern University.  She has presented at numerous conferences in the Southeast regarding innovative and best practices in the field of education. 

Dean Carmichael is active in the greater Salkehatchie community, currently serving on the Colleton Walterboro Chamber of Commerce, the SouthernCarolina Regional Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors, Allendale County Interagency Council, and is chairman of the Savannah River Site Redevelopment Authority Board. 

Dean Carmichael is a former member of the Board of Directors for Colleton Medical Center, the Colleton Literacy Board of Directors, and has served as honorary chairman for the March of Dimes.  She has also served on the Lowcountry Healthcare Network Board of Directors, the USC System Organization Task Force, Salkehatchie Healthy Communities Collaborative Board of Directors, Allendale County First Step Board of Directors, Colleton Medical Center Board of Trustees, Allendale County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Ambulatory Surgery and Diagnostic Center Board, and Colleton County Community Development Board.  Dr. Carmichael was also recognized by the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce as Outstanding Contributor to the Field of Education in 2000 and 2014.