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Faculty and Staff

Paula Epperson

Title: Executive Assistant to the Dean
Department: Office of the Dean
USC Sumter
Phone: 803-938-3808
Fax: 803-775-2180
Office: Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building, Room 206E
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m.


Paula is a Sumter native and a graduate of Sumter High School. She received an Associates of Applied Sciences Degree from Sumter Area Technical College (CCTC) and attended USC Sumter and USC Columbia. Paula was hired on April 16, 2013 as the Executive Assistant to the Dean. She joins us after working 22+ years at EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc. where she started as an HR Assistant and was promoted to Manager of Human Resources and Safety. She enjoys spending lots of time in her yard, going antiques shopping, and is always working on a home or yard project. She is the Recording Secretary for the Mid-Carolina Commission for Higher Education, a member of the Azalea Garden Club and a Board Member of the Heart of Sumter Association.