USC Upstate News

Meet USC Upstate’s New Chancellor Bennie Harris, Ph.d.

March 13, 2021 at 11:32 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) is pleased to announce Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., has assumed leadership of the university as chancellor. Harris joined USC Upstate after serving as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at the Morehouse […]

USC Upstate Will Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

March 11, 2021 at 11:57 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce its plan for a return to in-person teaching and campus activities this fall.

USC Upstate Soccer Alum LaRoche Gives $25K for Scholarship Endowment

February 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce a $25,000 scholarship endowment from a “pioneer” of its men’s soccer program. Frederic “Fred” F. LaRoche II, ’83, and his wife, Diane L. Chafee, both of Sedalia, Colo., recently gifted […]

Mary Black School of Nursing Announces Anonymous Gift

January 27, 2021 at 4:39 pm
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Gifts come in all shapes and sizes; some even arrive anonymously. At the start of the year, Shirleatha Lee, dean of the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing, received such a gift – $5,000 from an […]

USC Upstate Chooses Tanya Boone as Next Dean of Its College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

January 26, 2021 at 11:56 am
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search, it has selected Dr. Tanya Boone to serve as the next dean of its College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Boone most recently […]

USC Upstate Announces New Library Dean

December 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm
John Barnett

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce John Barnett as the new dean of its Library after a nationwide search. Barnett will step into his new role on June 1 and will oversee the completion of a […]

USC Upstate Stays No. 1 in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

September 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm
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For a second consecutive year, the University of South Carolina Upstate is No. 1 among Southern Regional Public Colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. Additionally, in the list of Best Regional Colleges, USC Upstate is 12th […]

USC Upstate Pool Will Be Renamed After $250,000 Gift From Spartanburg’s Poole Family

August 13, 2020 at 8:48 am
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The University of South Carolina Upstate’s pool facility will soon be named for the sons of two community leaders. John and Lynne Poole, of Spartanburg, have gifted $250,000 to the USC Upstate Foundation for the naming of the Lee and […]

USC Upstate’s Johnson College of Business and Economics Launches The Center for Entrepreneurship And Innovation

September 11, 2020 at 3:18 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce a new entrepreneurial platform that seeks to leverage the university’s resources, expertise and talent to spur innovation and economic growth across the Upstate region. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation […]

USC Upstate Announces $186,000 NEH Grant To Help Teachers Tell Their Community’s History

August 11, 2020 at 4:19 pm
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The University of South Carolina Upstate will help middle and high school educators explore and teach the history of their communities with a $186,866 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The one-year grant will fund “Fabric of the […]