Dr. Susan Elkins was named Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Palmetto College in February 2013. The Chancellor serves as the chief administrative officer of Palmetto College, which includes UofSC’s four associate degree-granting regional campuses – USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, and USC Union, along with online bachelor’s degree completion programs offered by the four senior institutions of the University of South Carolina System – USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, USC Columbia, and USC Upstate. Dr. Elkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) and completed her doctoral work in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt University. Since the establishment of Palmetto College in 2013, enrollment at the regional Palmetto College campuses has grown by 21% topping 5,000 for the first time in 2019 with continuing growth since that time. The online bachelor’s degree completion programs launched in 2013 have served over 5,000 students with nearly half of those already earning a bachelor’s degree by 2021.
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