Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina Announces Finalists for Chancellor

usc_long1351087132Palmetto College of the University of South Carolina has announced four finalists for the position of chancellor. Palmetto College will provide an administrative umbrella for the four two-year campuses of the University of South Carolina system and will establish an array of online bachelor’s degree programs.

The four candidates for chancellor will visit the University of South Carolina campus before the winter break for interviews and to meet students and faculty. Two of the four finalists are women.

Susan_picsSusan Elkins is vice president of extended programs and regional development and dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Technological University in Cookesville. Earlier this year, she was a finalist for president of the university.

Dr. Elkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee Tech. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Vanderbilt University.

monicaorozcoMonica J. Orozco is assistant provost for e-learning at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.  She is the former director of distance learning and outreach at Auburn University in Alabama.

Dr. Orozco holds master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Florida.

Update: On January 14, Dr. Elkins was named chancellor.

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