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Dr. Faruk Tanyel has been appointed director of continuing education at the University of South Carolina Upstate effective July 1. In his new role, Tanyel will oversee the development, implementation, and management of the University’s non-credit, professional and personal enrichment programs.

“I am delighted that Dr. Tanyel has accepted this important appointment,” said Dr. Charles Harrington, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. “His broad knowledge of the Upstate region and his contacts with business, industry, and the non-profit sector make him particularly well suited for the position.”

Tanyel is a professor of marketing in the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics and has been on faculty since 1981.

Tanyel received an MBA from Syracuse University and a D.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. He teaches marketing, economics and business strategy. He has served as the assistant dean, acting dean, and chair of the Johnson College of Business and Economics. Tanyel served as the USC Upstate Senate Faculty Chair during 1989-1990 and 2008-2010.

Tanyel’s research and consulting interests include management development, export, import, and marketing. He has completed a faculty internship position with Remington Company, and was the director of management training for the National Education Foundation.

For more information about the USC Upstate Continuing Education Program, contact Dr. Faruk Tanyel at (864) 503-5587 or ftanyel@uscupstate.edu.

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