Building upon UofSC's Storied History of Excellence & Distinction
August 1, 2019
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff,
Today, I am truly honored and humbled to begin my tenure as the 29th president of the University of South Carolina. My wife Shelly and I are overjoyed to join the Gamecock family – an honor we wear with great pride.
As I walk around this beautiful campus and tour the surrounding communities, I am amazed by the university’s impact across the state and our nation. I am also impressed by the pride and intellect of our students, the ambitious research and scholarship activity of our faculty, the dedication and commitment of our staff and the unwavering support of our alumni.
As we embark on this journey together, our goal will be to drive this great university toward preeminence while embracing the extraordinary future that is before us. During the upcoming year, my goal is to listen and learn and focus on finding bold, innovative ideas that will strengthen our mission and reputation.
I encourage you to visit my website for news, updates and to share your thoughts.
I look forward to working with each of you in building upon the university’s storied history of excellence and distinction.