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.