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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

Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial 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.

Derham Cole

Vice President for System Affairs  

J. Derham Cole Jr. is responsible for coordinating activities and initiatives within the entire UofSC system. In the role, he is tasked with expanding access and transfer options for students attending the eight institutions as well as crafting a strategic plan for strengthening collaboration among the university system. 

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.

Stacey Bradley

Interim Vice President for Development

Stacey Bradley, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support, is leading the Division of Development in the university’s efforts to secure private gifts in support of students, faculty, research, programs and facilities. 

Larry Thomas

Vice President for Communications

Larry Thomas is the university and system spokesperson and leads all marketing, branding and public relations efforts on behalf of the university. Under his leadership, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs shares the stories of our system, university, students, faculty and staff with the public through the news media as well as university publications and 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.