Dr. Olin B. Sansbury, Jr.
Chancellor of USC Spartanburg
Dr. Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. served as director, vice
president, and finally as chancellor of the University of South Carolina
Spartanburg (now USC Upstate) from 1973 to 1993. Under his supervision, the campus grew from an enrollment 750 students to approximately 4,500 students, and from offering only associate's degrees to offering undergraduate degrees in thirty fields of study, as well as graduate programs in education.
Prior to his tenure at USC Upstate, Dr. Sansbury served
as a faculty member and dean of students at the University of South Carolina at
Florence (now Francis Marion University), and as assistant vice provost for
student affairs at the USC Columbia campus. He was honored by the City of Spartanburg for his contributions to the cause of higher education in South Carolina, and the date of April 21 in Spartanburg was named, "Olin Sansbury Day" in his honor.
Dr. Sansbury earned his Ph.D. in international studies
from the University of South Carolina, and his bachelor’s degree from Wofford
College. He served in the United States Army and is a Veteran of the Vietnam War.