USC Upstate News

HRSA Announces More Funding for MBCON Program

July 6, 2022 at 1:27 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black College of Nursing (MBCON) has received a $123,829 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support the college’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Introduced in 2021, NFLP provides a loan […]

USC Upstate Workshop Series Celebrates Spartanburg’s Textile Past

June 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Thirty-seven educators from 16 U.S. states will convene July 10-23 for an immersive workshop series by the University of South Carolina Upstate that aims to use Spartanburg County’s textile heritage to help them explore and teach the histories of their […]

Watershed Ecology Center Earns Environmental Education Award

June 16, 2022 at 2:08 pm

The Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC) has recognized the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Watershed Ecology Center (WEC) as the 2022 Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Jack Turner, director of WEC, accepted the award during a ceremony at […]

USC Upstate Announces Spartanburg Promise Scholarship Program

June 14, 2022 at 10:03 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate will provide up to 90 recent high school graduates from Spartanburg County a chance to earn their bachelor’s degrees debt-free. USC Upstate announced Friday the pilot of its Spartanburg Promise Scholarship Program, which aims […]

USC Upstate Names Ugena Whitlock Dean of Its College of Education, Human Performance, and Health

June 2, 2022 at 10:43 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate has announced Ugena Whitlock, Ph.D., as the new dean of its College of Education, Human Performance, and Health (CoEHPH). Whitlock joins USC Upstate from Kennesaw State University, where she most recently served as interim […]

USC Upstate Names Steinke Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

May 2, 2022 at 12:29 pm

The University of South Carolina today announced Pamela Steinke, Ph.D., as its provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. Steinke has served as the university’s interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs since November 2021. She has […]

USC Upstate Welcomes Freshmen During Admitted Student Day

April 29, 2022 at 11:58 am

USC Upstate welcomed nearly 300 freshmen and their families and friends to campus on Friday, April 29, 2022, during Admitted Student Day. The annual event aims to help Spartans start the next chapter of their lives, which is arguably the […]

Tierney Bates Named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

April 26, 2022 at 11:47 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate today announced Tierney Bates, Ph.D., as its new vice chancellor for student affairs. Bates, an award-winning student affair professional, has more than two decades of progressive leadership experience in higher education administration. He will […]

USC Upstate Names R.J. Gimbl Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Executive Director of the USC Upstate Foundation

April 22, 2022 at 11:16 am
Profile photo of R.J. Gimbl

The University of South Carolina Upstate today announced Richard J. “R.J.” Gimbl as the vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the USC Upstate Foundation. Gimbl, an accomplished advancement professional, brings more than 15 years of experience in […]

USC Upstate Celebrates Investiture of Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., as Fifth Chancellor

April 15, 2022 at 3:06 pm
Chancellor Bennie L. Harris

University of South Carolina Upstate hosted a historic investiture ceremony on Friday morning to officially install its fifth Chancellor, Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., conferring upon him the honors and regalia of the university. A nationwide search that included more than […]