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System-Wide Officials

In addition to our president and board of trustees, our system leadership includes officers overseeing operations, budget and finance, human resources, technology, planning, development, communications and compliance.

Ed Walton

Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer

Ed Walton is responsible for coordinating the planning and activities across non-academic areas of the university. The Division of Administration and Finance oversees the areas of business affairs, communications and marketing, economic engagement, facilities and transportation, finance, government and community relations and law enforcement and safety.

Caroline Agardy

Vice President for Human Resources

Caroline Agardy leads the university’s Division of Human Resources. Together, she and her team manage talent recruitment, administration of UofSC’s benefit and compensation programs, and foster the personal and professional development of university employees.

Doug Foster

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Doug Foster provides leadership for information technology, instructional services, e-learning and cyber infrastructure research. Under his direction, the Division of Information Technology also provides operational support for these services through University Technology Services.

Michelle Hardy

Interim Chief Development Officer

Michelle Thaxton Hardy leads the university’s fundraising program to secure private gifts in support of students, faculty, research, programs and facilities.

Sally McKay

Interim Director of Communications and Public Affairs and Chief Communications Officer

Sally McKay is the university’s spokesperson and leads the team that tells the stories of our students, faculty and staff. Those stories are shared with the general public through the news media, our own printed publications and our digital communications.  

Walter "Terry" Parham

General Counsel and Executive Director of Compliance Programs

Walter "Terry" Parham is responsible for all institutional legal advice, including drafting contracts, interpreting federal and state laws and regulations and reviewing all university policy development. His office represents the university in litigation and serves as a clearinghouse for responses to requests for information made under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.

 


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