Career History

Executive Director, The Leadership Institute at Columbia College; Vice President Strategic Planning, Columbia College


Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration

M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services, B.A. in Sociology - the University of South Carolina

Community Involvement

Boards – Sandhills School (vice chair), Community Opportunity Resource, Girl Scouts: Mountains to Midlands, and The Cooperative Ministry; Previous board - SC Chamber Diversity Committee; Previous leadership - Transition team for innovation in education, Dr. Jim Rex; Task Force to redesign accreditation standards, Southern Association of Colleges; Recipient - Midlands Chamber of Commerce Community Activist of the Year 2013, USC Honors College Alumnae of the Year, USC College of Education Student Personnel Alumnae of the Year, and Southern Association of Colleges Colleague of the Year


DeAndrea Gist Benjamin, Tally Casey, Bunnie Lempesis Ward