On October 3, 2018, President Harris Pastides shares his vision for the next 10 years at the University of South Carolina.
Speeches, Remarks and Editorials
President Harris Pastides presides at a wide range of major university events and shares his unique blend of vision and optimism.
President Harris Pastides’ commencement remarks for May 2018
An editorial featured in The Charlotte Observer where Harris Pastides discusses America’s greatest strength, our values of diversity and inclusion.
President Pastides outlines the importance of increased funding for South Carolina's flagship university system, which is educating more South Carolinians than ever.
President Pastides outlines the importance of higher education on South Carolina’s economic and overall wellbeing while providing a forward pathway to maintaining access, affordability and opportunity for all South Carolinians.
Pastides honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspirational legacy of love, non-violence and advocacy
President Harris Pastides’ Commencement Remarks for December 2017
USC President Harris Pastides speaks at the ceremony dedicating two historical markers on the Horseshoe honoring the enslaved men and women who helped build and worked at South Carolina College before the U.S. Civil War.
Prepared remarks delivered on Sept. 12, 2017, about how USC will recommit to excellence, accelerate our progress and realize even greater impact.
Statement submitted for the record on August 15 to the Senate Education Committee, Tuition and Scholarship Subcommittee about abatements and non-resident enrollment.
President Pastides encourages legislatures to approve the proviso removing the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) from the approval process of auxiliary, athletics, renovation and maintenance projects.
Prepared remarks for the May 2017 commencement delivered by President Harris Pastides, recognizing our "wiser" graduates.
Editorial by President Pastides and Tim Hardee, executive director of the S.C. Technical College System, published April 25, 2017, in The Post and Courier, supporting the capital improvement bond bill.
Prepared remarks delivered in Feb. 2017 by President Harris Pastides at the Inn of Court about intercollegiate sports, culminating in The Gamecock Student-Athlete Promise: A Championship Experience.
Prepared remarks delivered in Jan. 2017 for the Richard T. Greener Memorial Announcement by President Harris Pastides.
Editorial by President Pastides, published January 30, 2017 in The State, urging lawmakers to support USC's health sciences higher education and research for the benefit of all South Carolinians.
Prepared remarks delivered in December 2016, looking back on how quickly time passed and urging our graduates to work hard, and always stay connected to the Carolina family.
Prepared remarks delivered on Sept. 14, 2016 about how USC is poised to be the model for a 21st century university, shaped around the needs of its students.
Guest column published on Aug. 15, 2016 in The Daily Gamecock
Remarks address the tragic loss while advocating for acceptance, civility and inclusiveness
Speech delivered in May 2016, looking back on how quickly time passed and urging our graduates to work hard, always be courteous, and civic-minded and continue to be life-long learners.
Speech delivered at the ceremony welcoming Panu to the Carolina family.
The SC Cyber consortium will tackle the growing problem of cybercrime
President Pastides delivers keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
Speech delivered at the annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Speech delivered at 2015 December Commencement urging our graduates to live an engaged life, and always stay connected to the Carolina family.
Prepared remarks for the announcement of South Carolina's first single entity dedicated to telling South Carolina’s civil rights story
Prepared remarks for the announcement of $7 million gift to the Arnold School of Public Health
Prepared remarks for the Yale School of Public Health Centennial Reunion
President Harris Pastides discusses the successful completion of the historic $1 billion Carolina's Promise campaign as well as charts the course for the future.
Welcome remarks on August 26, 2015, emphasizing the importance of accelerating growth in the aerospace industry
Guest column published August 20, 2015, in The Daily Gamecock welcoming the new and returning students back to campus
Speech delivered on Sunday, August 16, welcoming 2,500 new Gamecocks to Carolina
Speech delivered on June 22, 2015 at the memorial held for the victims of the Charleston tragedy
Editorial by Presidents Clements, Cole, Pastides published May 10, 2015, in The State, supporting the capital bond bill as an investment in education
Speech delivered in May 2015, urging our graduates to see the campus and their experiences through the eyes of changed people
Speech delivered in December 2014
Speech delivered in December 2014
Letter to the editor published Dec. 18, 2014, in the New York Times
Article published in Carolinian Winter 2014
Speech delivered Oct. 23, 2014
Speech delivered Oct. 15, 2014
Speech delivered Sept. 26, 2014
Speech delivered Sept. 12, 2014
Speech delivered Sept. 4, 2014
Speech delivered Sept. 3, 2014
Speech delivered Sept. 3, 2014
Article published in Carolinian Fall 2014
Letter published August 2014
Editorial by President Pastides and sophomore Martha Childress published Aug. 24, 2014, in The State
Speech delivered Aug. 17, 2014
Guest Column published on Aug. 15, 2014, in The Daily Gamecock
Speech delivered May 16, 2014
Speech delivered in May 2014
Editorial published April 20, 2014, in the Chicago Tribune
Editorial by President Pastides and chief diversity officer John Dozier published April 10, 2014, in The State
Letter sent April 8, 2014
Article published in Carolinian magazine Spring 2014
Editorial published Feb. 10, 2014, in The (Charleston) Post and Courier
Editorial published Feb. 2, 2014, in The (Columbia) State newspaper
Speech delivered Jan. 22, 2014
Statement released Jan. 2, 2014
Article published in Carolinian magazine Winter 2014
Article published in Carolinian magazine Fall 2013
Speech delivered Sept. 18, 2013
Speech delivered Sept. 11, 2013
Speech delivered Aug. 18, 2013
Article published in Carolinian magazine Spring 2013
Article published in Carolinian magazine Winter 2013
Editorial published Sept. 21, 2012, in The (Charleston) Post and Courier newspaper
Speech delivered Sept. 17, 2012
Editorial published Aug. 26, 2012, in The (Columbia) State newspaper
Speech delivered Aug. 18, 2012