South Carolina Campus Compact Welcomes USC Upstate As New Member

October 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Chancellor Thomas F. Moore has become the newest member of the Presidents’ Council for South Carolina Campus Compact to promote service learning curricula and civic engagement activities in higher education in our state.

South Carolina Campus Compact is a growing coalition of colleges and universities committed to the promotion of community service, service-learning, and civic engagement.  South Carolina Campus Compact is an organization of college and university presidents, whose members include two-year and four-year, public and private higher education institutions throughout South Carolina.

SC Campus Compact now serves approximately 222,682 students on 16 member campuses. With the inclusion of USC Upstate’s campus, the coalition has grown more than a 10.1% increase this year alone.

“We are so pleased to announce the inclusion of USC Upstate in our growing SC Campus Compact network.  We know that with the experience and dedication Chancellor Moore brings to the area, USC Upstate will contribute significantly to our core mission of graduating active, engaged citizens through promoting service learning and civic engagement in South Carolina,” said Dr. Anthony J. DiGiorgio, President of Winthrop University and Chair of the Presidents’ Council of South Carolina Campus Compact.        

Dr. Thomas F. Moore, Chancellor of USC Upstate, agrees. “USC Upstate has a strong history of commitment to the Upstate community in service and leadership. Joining Campus Compact will help us expand and strengthen these activities, connect to sister institutions across South Carolina, and promote higher education in our state as a national leader in civic engagement.”

College campuses nationwide have heightened their focus on service learning and civic engagement. The concept of service learning is simple: it is an intentional student learning process through civic engagement and service with community partners. Through service learning curricula, colleges foster civic responsibility, help make coursework more meaningful and memorable through real-world application, and build the relationship

between the college and the community.

SC Campus Compact is a higher education-based membership organization, located and hosted by Winthrop University and works with university administrators, staff and faculty at member institutions to develop both curricular and co-curricular service learning and civic engagement activities. 

“SC Campus Compact leverages all of our available resources to build students into good citizens at colleges and universities and in our communities,” said Kim Keel, Executive Director of SCCC.  “By incorporating service learning and civic engagement into both curricular and co-curricular activities, students are learning valuable life lessons in leadership, decision-making and civic responsibility.”

Member Presidents & Chancellors

David H. Swinton
President, Benedict College  

Jairy C. Hunter, Jr.
President, Charleston Southern University

Henry N. Tisdale
President, Claflin University 



James F. Barker
President, Clemson University

David A. DeCenzo
President, Coastal Carolina University

P. George Benson
President, College of Charleston

Caroline Whitson
President, Columbia College

Elizabeth A. Fleming
President, Converse College

Keith Miller
President, Greenville Technical College

Marshall White, Jr.
President, Midlands Technical College 



Anthony J. DiGiorgio
Chairman, SC Campus Compact
President, Winthrop University

Benjamin B. Dunlap
President, Wofford College

Harris Pastides
President, University of South Carolina 



Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa
President, The Citadel

Jane T. Upshaw
Chancellor, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Thomas F. Moore
Chancellor, University of South Carolina Upstate

For more information about SC Campus Compact, or the recent addition of USC Upstate as a member of SCCC, please visit www.winthrop.edu/sccampuscompact or contact Kim Keel by phone at 803-323-3936 or e-mail keelk@winthrop.edu.