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Inaugural Director, South Carolina Institute, the Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Lander University
Greenville, South Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

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Inaugural Director, South Carolina Institute on the Prevention of

Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Greenville, SC

Chartered at Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Lander University, the fastest-growing public institution of higher education in South Carolina, invites nominations and applications for the appointment of Inaugural Director, South Carolina Institute on the Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses.  In 2022, the Governor and General Assembly of South Carolina authorized the creation of the South Carolina Institute on the Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses (the Institute). This Inaugural Director will work with the President of Lander University, and the Board of Trustees to strategize, develop, and operationalize all aspects of the Institute. The goal of the Institute is to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence on college and university campuses in South Carolina by producing a set of standards and recommendations, along with best practices, training, and materials for all institutions of higher education in the state.


The Institute is chartered at Lander University, which has campuses in Greenwood and Greenville, SC. The Institute offices will be located in Greenville, SC. The Institute’s membership will in large part be composed of college and university employees from around the state of South Carolina and the southeast. The Institute will provide ongoing workshops related to sexual violence prevention throughout the year to all participating colleges and universities. The Institute will also be instrumental in facilitating research opportunities for member institutions related to the prevention of sexual violence on colleges campuses.


Nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of South Carolina's Upstate, Greenville is situated approximately halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. With a population of over 70,000, Greenville is the sixth-largest city in the state and was the fourth fastest-growing city in the U.S. between 2015 and 2016 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau).

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, four-year university in Greenwood, S.C. With 4,170 students, Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and its professional programs in business, education, and nursing. Dr. Richard Cosentino was appointed as Lander University’s 12th President in the summer of 2015. In 2016, under his leadership, the University approved a new mission statement and developed a bold strategic plan, titled “Launch,” which continues to result in student success and academic growth across the entire University. Lander’s Fall 2021 enrollment marks the largest in its 150-year history.

Along with its tremendous growth, Lander continues to be recognized for its quality and innovative academic programs. In 2022-23, U.S. News & World Report placed the University at #3 among the Top Public Schools in the South. It also named Lander as one of the South’s best colleges for veterans. In 2019, Lander became the newest member of the University Center of Greenville (UCG), a higher education collaboration of seven highly ranked South Carolina universities and colleges. As a partner institution of UCG, Lander provides students with the convenience of taking courses in one of South Carolina’s largest metropolitan markets.

Known for its natural beauty, low cost of living, and wonderful communities, Greenwood is located an hour south of Greenville. A highly diverse city with a population of approximately 23,000 people, the cost of living in Greenwood is approximately 15% lower than the national average. Along with manufacturing, which makes up approximately 25% of the local industry, major industries in Greenwood include retail, healthcare, and education. Greenwood’s public school system is also highly rated.

For more information about Lander, and to read the Launch strategic plan, please visit:

To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional information, please use the contact information below. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been appointed, interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible for full consideration as review of submitted materials will begin immediately. The preferred start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit a resume and/or vita, and cover letter, to:

 Ken Carrick, Partner | 980.296.5401                     

Megan Berlinger, Associate Partner | 336.416.2964

Janny DeLoache, Principal | 704.377.7828

Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice. Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state. Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics.


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