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Mission Statement

  • To fulfill its legislatively prescribed duties in representing Spartanburg County, S.C. with regard to the pursuit of higher education in Spartanburg County and adjacent areas of Upstate South Carolina. 
  • To serve as lead advocate for the interest and advancement of USC Upstate with regional legislative delegations, with all constituencies of USC Upstate and with the public and to actively involve the Commission for Higher Education Advisory Board in that effort.
  • To exercise reasonable fiduciary responsibility with regard to the ownership, use, management and development of real estate and/or personal property owned by Spartanburg County/ Commission for Higher Education and used in support of the University of South Carolina Upstate and/or in pursuit of higher education in Spartanburg County and adjacent areas of Upstate South Carolina.
  • For each and every member of the Commission for Higher Education to reasonably contribute an annual gift to the Commission for Higher Education in support of the University, without imposing hardship on any member. This mission statement component shall be on a strictly voluntary basis.
  • To act assertively in support of USC Upstate being considered, treated and supported by USC Columbia as a full partner in the USC system, provided with sufficient autonomy to address the unique challenges and issues of the USC Upstate board approved mission and vision and to be supported by a level of resources appropriate to those efforts.
  • To actively solicit and develop friendships and relationships in support of the USC Upstate mission and vision statements. 
  • For each and every member of the Commission for Higher Education to be fully informed regarding issues, opportunities and challenges and to be fully engaged in the process of advancing the interests of USC Upstate.
  • To maintain a collegial, respectful and productive dialogue among and with each other, with the President and Board of Trustees of the University and the USC Upstate Chancellor, faculty & staff, and all other parties of interest.
  • To advise and assist the Chancellor and cabinet on all matters relating to USC Upstate. 
  • To continually study, discuss and analyze any issue deemed relevant to the powers and duties of the Commission in an independent unabridged and unencumbered environment. 

Approved 4/28/05

Contact

John Perry
Executive Director of University Boards & Public Affairs
Phone: (864) 503-5242
Email: jperry@uscupstate.edu

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303