Effective February 1, Dr. Warren Carson assumed the duties as interim vice chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Greenville Campus. Carson will have day-to-day operational and strategic planning responsibility for the entire USC Upstate Greenville campus, which is located at the University Center of Greenville and enrolls approximately 1,000 commuting junior- and senior-level students.
Carson, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief diversity officer, will continue his new assignment through the remainder of the 2012-2013 academic year.
“Given the pending changes in our programs and services in Greenville, I am confident that Dr. Carson will effectively guide USC Upstate into this new and exciting transition,” said Dr. Charles Harrington, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. “During the next few months, a search for a permanent replacement will be conducted.”
Carson’s new duties are a result of the retirement of Dr. Judith S. Prince, who served as the vice chancellor of the Greenville Campus from July 2004 to January 2013.
“USC Upstate is deeply indebted to Dr. Prince for her leadership, commitment, and integrity,” said Harrington. “She has really done a remarkable job in Greenville and we are extremely fortunate that she is remaining in a part-time position.”
Prince has been appointed director of academic engagement for the USC Upstate Greenville Campus. She will work with business, industry, community leaders, and University academic leadership to plan, develop, and implement certificate and degree programs for employees either onsite or at the USC Upstate Greenville Campus.
“Given Dr. Prince’s extensive experience and success in cultivating partnerships and collaboration in the Upstate, she was the perfect candidate for the post,” said Harrington. “She will have time to focus on developing the partnerships and collaboration that we’ll need in order to continue to grow our presence in Greenville.”