Dr. John C. Stockwell
Distinguished Chancellor Emeritus
Dr. John C. Stockwell served as
chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate from 1994 until 2011, steering
the University toward its vision as one of the leading metropolitan
universities in the Southeast.
Under his leadership, the University
experienced outstanding growth in academic reputation, capital development and
public/private partnerships. Enrollments
doubled to more than 5,500 students to include a diverse student population
with sixty nations represented in the campus community and a minority
enrollment of thirty percent.
Chancellor Stockwell led the University toward completion of its campus master
plan, approved by the USC Board of Trustees in 1997, which included
multi-million dollar capital developments in classroom space, academic support
facilities, housing, athletics facilities, and, most notably, the George Dean
Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg. A number of beautification initiatives were
completed across the 330-acre campus to complement the $50 million
highway infrastructure project.
Before coming to USC Upstate, Dr.
Stockwell served as provost and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside;
dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York-Cortland;
chair of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Indiana
State University; and director of
theatre at California State University Northridge.
Stockwell earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in
theatre at Bowling Green State University,
and his bachelor’s degree from Cedarville College. He is also an alumnus
of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.