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Academic Leadership Recruitment

Announcement of Search for USC Salkehatchie Dean 

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next Dean of USC Salkehatchie, and the committee will convene its first meeting in mid-October at the USC Salkehatchie campus in Allendale, South Carolina.  Committee meetings that follow will be alternated between the Allendale and Walterboro campuses.

The 13-member committee includes members each of the following groups: representatives of the USC Salkehatchie faculty, staff, students and alumni; community leaders from the service area; Palmetto College representatives, and University officials.  The committee will be chaired by Paula Harper Bethea, Chief Advancement Officer and Special Advisor to the President, University of South Carolina, and USC Salkehatchie Alumna.

The search committee will work with the University of South Carolina Division of Human Resources to receive applications and nominations from highly qualified candidates from across the state and around the country.  Additionally, the committee will review qualifications and conduct interviews including campus interviews involving USC Salkehatchie faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the USC Salkehatchie community before recommending up to three finalists to the Chancellor of Palmetto College. The Chancellor will conduct further interviews and gather input from the search committee before making her decision.

Search Committee

Paula Harper Bethea
Chief Advancement Officer and Special Advisor to the President, University of South Carolina, USC Salkehatchie Alumna

Jessica All
Finance Director, USC Salkehatchie

Danny Black
President and CEO, SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance, Representing all Services Counties, Palmetto College Board of Visitors

Reid Boylston
Chair, Western Carolina Higher Education Commission – Barnwell County

Carmen Brown
Admissions Coordinator and Registrar, USC Salkehatchie

David Dangerfield
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Member, Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Member-at-Large

Alexis Jones
President, USC Salkehatchie Student Government Association

Wei-Kai (Bryan) Lai
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Member, Division Chair, Math and Science

Sarah Miller
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Member, Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate, Chair, Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Fidele Ngwane
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Member, Columbia Faculty Senate Delegate, Palmetto College Tenure and Promotion Committee

John Peek
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Member, Chair, USC Salkehatchie Faculty Organization, Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate Welfare Committee

Michael Sonntag
Palmetto College Dean Representative, Dean, USC Sumter

April Williams
USC Salkehatchie Staff Member, Administrative Assistant

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