Thomas Cooper Library Reflecting Pool

Finalists' Forums

The Presidential Candidate Search Committee has named four finalists for the next leader of the University of South Carolina. Your input is important. Please plan to attend or view the forums to learn about the candidates and share your thoughts with us.

If you’re a member of the faculty or staff, a university partner, student, alum or friend, your input is valued. Use our feedback form to share thoughts about our finalists. Submissions will be shared anonymously with the Board of Trustees. The deadline for submissions is 8 a.m., Friday, April 26.

Candidate Visit Dates

Plan to attend or view the following forums to hear from the candidates. 

Monday, April 22 - Joseph T. Walsh Jr., Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Northwestern University
Tuesday, April 23 - William F. Tate, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Washington University in St. Louis
Wednesday, April 24 – Robert L. Caslen Jr., MBA, Senior Counsel to the President and Interim Chief Financial Officer, University of Central Florida
Thursday, April 25 – John S. Applegate, J.D., Professor and Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, Indiana University System

Each candidate will follow this schedule for their campus visit: 

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Faculty Forum
Karen J. Williams Courtroom, School of Law
30-minute presentation plus Q/A for faculty and academic administrators from throughout the system

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student Forum
Program Room, Ernest F. Hollings Library
30-minute presentation plus Q/A for students from throughout the system

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Open Forum for Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends of the University
Program Room, Ernest F. Hollings Library
30-minute presentation plus Q/A, which will be streamed live and available here.