Dr. Norbert A. Stirzaker
On July 1, 1967, Dr. Norbert A. Stirzaker was appointed the first director of the Spartanburg Regional Campus of the University of South Carolina, a role he held for approximately five years before returning to teaching.
During his career, Dr. Stirzaker served as a band director, public school music supervisor, professor of Education and department chair in social sciences at Rio Grande (Ohio) College, and Assistant Supervisor of Course Programs at the University of Michigan’s Extension Service. From 1961-67, he served as Director of Extension Services for the Indiana State University (Terre Haute) Adult Education program, and was instrumental in the development of the Evansville campus.
Dr. Stirzaker earned his Ph.D. and master's degrees in Education from the University of Mississippi, a master's degree in Music from Indiana University, and his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Murray State University in Kentucky.
Dr. Stirzaker passed away on January 30, 2013.