USC Upstate Presents Citation To Spartanburg City Council

October 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Spartanburg, SC — The Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education, together with the University of South Carolina Upstate, presented a citation to Spartanburg City Council and Mayor White on Monday, October 11, 2010 to recognize the council’s outstanding service to the university in connection with the planning, construction and grand opening of the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics.

The “Citation to Recognize Spartanburg City Council For Outstanding Service to USC Upstate” honors the city council for their support of higher education in the county and in particular their support of USC Upstate over the past 44 years. It also commends the council for their cooperation with the university to develop plans for the Johnson College, from the donation of land in Renaissance Park and partnering in the construction of the parking garage, to jointly developing the project’s infrastructure and providing bus service between the Johnson College and the USC Upstate campus.

The Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education was created under Act. No. 36 of the 1967 Session of the General Assembly of South Carolina and was charged with the encouragement of higher education in Spartanburg County and adjacent areas. James R. Smith (’72) is the chairman, and Milton A. “Chip” Smith, Jr. (’78) is the vice-chairman of the 17-member board, which is nominated by the County Legislative Delegation and appointed by the Governor.

For further information contact John Perry, Executive Director of University Boards & Public Affairs, at (864) 503-5242.