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Company Overview of University of South Carolina

Company Overview

University of South Carolina (USC) is an educational institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in arts, business, law, medicine, music, education, engineering, mass communication, nursing, and hospitality. The schools and colleges of the university include School of Law, School of Music, College of Education, College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Nursing. It was formerly known as South Carolina College. USC was founded in 1801 and is based in Columbia, South Carolina. It has endowment assets worth $302.6 millions.

816 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29208

United States

Founded in 1801

Phone:

803-777-2001

Key Executives for University of South Carolina

President
Age: 60
President Emeritus
Age: 78
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Vice President of Communications
Vice President of Human Resources
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of South Carolina Key Developments

IBM, Fluor Corporation and University of South Carolina Collaborate to Create Innovation Center

IBM, the University of South Carolina and Fluor Corporation announced the formation of the Center for Applied Innovation. The Center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in the areas of analytics and higher education industry solutions. As part of the initiative, the organizations will collaborate on tailored IT curricula and advanced analytic techniques for personalized learning. The collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to expand student skills and understanding of applied computing to meet the growing demand for highly skilled IT professionals and business leaders. IBM and USC will develop internship opportunities that better link the classroom with career pathways as well as curricula to build analytics skills that support businesses both locally and across North America. IBM will work with the Darla Moore School of Business as well as USC's College of Engineering and Computing to team with companies in the region on analytics solutions to their most pressing business challenges. The Center for Applied Innovation will initially be located in existing facilities on USC's campus and is expected to move to a new office building in the Innovista Research District anticipated to open in 2016.

USC Agrees To Sell Coastal Plantation

University of South Carolina has agreed to sell a 1,500-acre Lowcountry coastal plantation for the $4 million asking price. USC trustees Chairman Gene Warr said the buyer is still inspecting the property known as the Wedge Plantation. Officials didn't identify the buyer.

University of South Carolina Names Cindy Jennings as Director of Quality Enhancement Plan

The University of South Carolina announced that Cindy Jennings as been named director of USC Upstate's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) effective immediately. Jennings replaces Dr. Lori Tanner who has accepted employment at Clemson. Jennings served on the committee that developed the plan, and brings knowledge of learning technologies, outstanding organizational skills, a working knowledge of SACS criteria, and a passion for teaching and learning.

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