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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Scott G. Kaplan, M.B.A., M.Ed.

Title: Chief Financial Officer
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-9326

Carolina Coliseum, 1010 E



Ph.D. candidate, Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
M.B.A., August 2010, Concentration: International Business, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., December 1995, Student Personnel Services, University of South Carolina
B.S., May 1991, Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

Scott G. Kaplan joined the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management in April 2012 as the chief financial officer. Prior to becoming a member of the HRSM family, Kaplan worked at the Darla Moore School of Business in several roles including director of Student Financial Services and associate director of the Budget Office, project manager of TelePresence Implementation and associate director of Graduate Admissions. Kaplan has also served as the assistant director of USC Orientation and Testing Services and has taught University 101 for more than 20 years. In addition, Kaplan and his wife, Lisa, owned and operated the Olde Towne Hall Restaurant located in Ridgeway, S.C., from 2002-2007.

Honors and awards

USC Student and Alumni Services, Outstanding Service to Students Award (1998).

Professional affiliations

  • Present: Carolina Student Judicial Council; National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) Research & Doctoral Constituent Committee.
  • Past: ETS Computer-Based Testing Finance Advisory Committee; Graduate Assistant Recruitment Program Steering Committee (Chair); Graduate Management Admissions Council; Moore School of Business Staff Advisory Council (Treasurer); National College Testing Association (Founding Task Force; President); National Orientation Directors Association; Richland County Department of Social Services Advisory Board; Southeastern Testing Association (President-Elect; Conference Chair); Student Personnel Association Advisory Board; Tree of Life Congregation Executive Board.


Greenlaw, H.S. and Kaplan, S. G. (1998). "Using compact discs as a supplement to an orientation program." The Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 6(1), 36-37.