University of South Carolina Upstate
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, seeks a visionary and strategic leader committed to excellence and equity to serve as the next Chancellor. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and accomplished executive leader with significant potential to shape and advance the future of higher education in the dynamic Upstate region of South Carolina and to significantly enhance the community impact of the University. The new Chancellor will be selected by USC President Robert Caslen and is expected to take office by July 1, 2021.

Upstate is a regional comprehensive university nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. It is an independently accredited university and the largest public comprehensive university within the USC System. As the only public comprehensive university in the Upstate region, USC Upstate is home to approximately 6,300 students enrolled in more than 45 undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Chancellor is the chief administrative officer of USC Upstate and has full authority to administer institutional affairs. The Chancellor is accountable to the University of South Carolina System President and Board of Trustees for the execution of all laws, policies, rules, and regulations relating to the University of South Carolina System. A top priority for the next Chancellor will be leading with strength and vision through the remaining or ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University is well underway in its execution of the Up. Together—USC Upstate Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023, and it is expected that the next Chancellor will continue and build on this work.

Academic Search is partnering with the University of South Carolina in this search. To schedule a confidential phone call, please contact Mr. Bill Howard, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at or Dr. Ginny Horvath, Senior Consultant, at For more information about the position, qualifications, leadership agenda, institution, as well as application and nomination instructions, please review the full Position Profile. For full consideration, please submit materials by Wednesday, January 6, 2021. For more information about USC Upstate, please visit

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.