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The University of South Carolina Upstate announces the appointment of Dr. Clif Flynn as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs effective May 1. Flynn will provide administrative leadership and support for Academic Affairs initiatives, including curriculum and program development, faculty development, general education, academic outreach, and faculty welfare.

“I am delighted that Dr. Flynn will have the opportunity to help us move the University forward in a number of very important ways,” said Dr. Charley Harrington, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. “He has the respect of faculty, staff, and students.  He will be a valued addition to the senior Academic Affairs staff.”

Flynn is currently serving as a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies. Since Flynn joined USC Upstate in 1988, he has served as an assistant professor of sociology and an associate professor of sociology.

He previously worked at Guilford Technical Community College as coordinator of recruitment and retention from 1983 to1984 and as assistant director of admissions at UNC-Greensboro from 1980 to 1982.

Flynn earned a Ph.D. in family studies and a M.S. in child development and family relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Davidson College. He received the USC Upstate Annual Award for Scholarly and Creative Pursuits in 2002 and 2009. Flynn currently serves as a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Oxford, England, a position he has held since 2008.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution located in Spartanburg along the thriving I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte. USC Upstate is home to 5,500 students from 36 states and 51 nations.

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