Alumnus Bill Cobb ’74 to Speak at May Commencement

April 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm


The University of South Carolina Upstate will award approximately 850 undergraduate and gradudate degrees at its May Commencement on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building. The ceremony will be broadcast live via streaming video on the USC Upstate website.

Mr. William R. “Bill” Cobb, a 1974 graduate of USC Upstate, will deliver the commencement address. Cobb recently retired as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of J M Smith, a position he held from 1998 to February 2017. He spent the last 41 years with the J M Smith Corporation, a private health care and technology corporation with annual revenues of $2 billion and 1,000 employees.