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Continuing Education Programs

Our Staff

Hilary Dyer Brannon

Title: Director
Continuing Education Programs
Phone: 803-777-9444
Fax: 803-777-2663
Office: 1705 College Street
Suite 591
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile


As director of Continuing Education and Conferences, Hilary Dyer Brannon is responsible for noncredit continuing education which includes CEU documentation, conference and event planning services and the administration of pre-university, professional education and personal enrichment programs. 

A graduate of the university’s Emerging Leaders Program, Hilary has directed some of the most visible university-wide events including University Awards Day, Family Weekend, and New Student Convocation. She also managed the university’s undergraduate recruitment and yield campaigns, served as the primary recruiter for the top scholars programs, and traveled to more than 15 states to represent the university to prospective students.

Hilary has received numerous accolades for her work in the community, including the Columbia Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year and The State’s 20 under 40. She is a graduate of Leadership Columbia and the United Way’s Blueprint for Leadership. Beyond the Horseshoe gates, Hilary has served as a board member for the Columbia Chamber; chair of the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board; vice president of communications for the Junior League of Columbia; chair of the USC Young Alumni Council; and was named National Collegiate Advisor of the Year by Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Hilary earned a Bachelor of Arts (visual communications) and a Master of Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.

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