There are many reasons President Pastides is such a beloved and respected leader. His fearless, laser-sharp comedic timing doesn't hurt either.
President Pastides Recognized for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
"Diversity and inclusion is not just a worthy cause. It is, in fact, America's greatest strength and must always be the greatest strength of the University of South Carolina." - Harris Pastides
Mini Conversations: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
President Harris Pastides knocks one out of the park with Gamecock legend and Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.
Mini(van) Conversations: Granddaughters
Sing along with the Pastides and their granddaughters, Penelope and Alice, in this holiday “Mini-Van” conversation!
Mini Conversations: Gamecock Jesus Carlton Thompson
The man, the myth, the Gamecock legend. Come ride along with President Pastides and USC’s biggest fan and learn about the man behind the Gamecock flag!
Mini Conversations: General Milford Beagle Jr.
Watch as President Pastides reaches new heights in a Mini Conversation with General Beagle, Fort Jackson’s Commanding General!
Mini Conversations: Mike Colter
Hang with President Pastides and actor Mike Colter—best known for his roles as Luke Cage and USC alumnus!
Mini Conversations: Greg Sankey
Join President Pastides and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey as they dive into all things SEC, Gamecock Football, and U2.
Mini Conversations: Coach Will Muschamp
Cruise along with President Pastides and Coach Muschamp as they discuss Gamecock Football, motivating student athletes and President Pastides’ play-making skills at the Spring Game.
Mini Conversations: Charles Bierbauer
President Pastides flips the script with Dean Charles Bierbauer to discuss his 10-year anniversary at the university and what the future holds at UofSC.
Mini Conversations: A'ja Wilson
President Pastides goes coast-to-coast with Carolina's hardcourt phenom for a convo covering everything from her favorite meal to the song that lit up the ladies' locker room.
Mini Conversations: Patricia Moore-Pastides
Hang with the President and First Lady as they discuss their favorite Carolina moments, essentials for marriage and how a missed bus changed their lives forever.
Mini Conversations: Marcus Lattimore
Hop aboard U1 as two Gamecock greats chat about the Carolina Cooper, which musician is the Bill Withers of 2018 and who really runs the Lattimore roost.
During Carolina Day, President Pastides shared his vision for our university's vital role in fostering both our state's and citizens' economic well-being and for making a measurable impact on the world.
Ellis Island Medal of Honor
When he was named a 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, we shared a few lesser-known facts about our hard working, spurs throwing, Led Zeppelin loving, university president.
Millennial Vocab 101
Faculty and staff at the University of South Carolina are committed lifelong learners. In fact, they spent some time this summer brushing up on their vocabulary.