SC higher ed agency picks head of private college association as its next leader

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has selected a new executive director to lead the agency. Dr. [Director’s Name], currently the president of the [Private College Association], will bring a unique blend of experience from both public and private higher education to the role.

As the state’s coordinating board for higher education, the Commission on Higher Education plays a critical role in overseeing the public universities and colleges in South Carolina, as well as working with independent institutions. Dr. [Director’s Name]’s background makes them an ideal choice to lead this agency.

At the [Private College Association], Dr. [Director’s Name] has advocated for the state’s private, non-profit colleges and universities. They have worked closely with both public and private institutions, as well as state policymakers, to advance higher education in South Carolina.

Prior to leading the [Private College Association], Dr. [Director’s Name] held roles at [public university/college], giving them a deep understanding of the public higher education system in the state. They have a proven track record of [key accomplishments, such as promoting collaboration, advancing affordability, and improving student outcomes].

As executive director of the Commission on Higher Education, Dr. [Director’s Name] will focus on [specific priority, such as increasing college access, promoting degree completion, or aligning higher education with workforce needs]. They plan to leverage their experience working with both public and private institutions to advance the state’s higher education goals.

Dr. [Director’s Name] is eager to bring their unique perspective to the Commission on Higher Education. They look forward to working with public and private colleges and universities, as well as state leaders, to ensure that higher education in South Carolina remains a driver of opportunity and economic growth.

The appointment of Dr. [Director’s Name] as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education demonstrates the state’s commitment to collaborative leadership in higher education. With their experience bridging the public and private sectors, Dr. [Director’s Name] is well-positioned to lead the agency in advancing higher education in South Carolina.