President Harris Pastides

State of the University

On Oct. 3, President Harris Pastides delivered the 2018 State of the University Address to a large gathering of faculty, staff and students on the Horseshoe.

Held each fall, the State of the University address is delivered by the UofSC president and sets the stage for the coming academic year. Rousing tunes played by the Mighty Sound of the Southeast greet the crowd and set the stage for the president to share his vision, which reinforces the university's strategic goals. Those goals are built on four pillars — research, superior student experience, flexible models for access and affordability and South Carolina's economic and overall well-being.

2018 State of the University Address

In his 2018 address, Harris Pastides discussed his 10 years at the helm of Carolina, growing both the number and quality of students and faculty, increasing research funding and improving access to the state's flagship university for all South Carolinians.

2018 State of the University prepared remarks »