Administration building at USC Upstate


Dr. Brendan Kelly


Prior to coming to USC Upstate, Chancellor Kelly was at the University of West Florida where he led and managed the Division of University Advancement, which included the units of University Marketing and Communications, Alumni Relations, Development, Community Engagement, University of West Florida Historic Trust and WUWF Public Media.

Dr. Brendan Kelly's Bio

Clif Flynn, Ph.D.Dr. Clif Flynn
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Clifton P. Flynn is provost, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been at USC Upstate since 1988.

Dr. Clif Flynn's Bio

Alphonso Atkins Jr.Alphonso Atkins Jr.
Chief Diversity Officer

As Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Alphonso Atkins Jr. serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for USC Upstate.

Alphonso Atkins Jr.'s Bio

Kathleen Brady
Kathleen Brady, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for External Relationships and Partnerships

Dr. Kathleen Brady is Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Partnerships and is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Studies Institute at USC Upstate. She is responsible for building relationships in Spartanburg, Greenville, and throughout the Upstate and overseeing strategic planning for the University. As Executive Director of the Metropolitan Studies Institute, she ensures that the University provides the highest quality community based-research to its customers and constituents.

Dr. Kathleen Brady's Bio

Meredith N. Brunen, Ed.D.Meredith Brunen
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement/Executive Director of USC Upstate Foundation
Dr. Meredith N. Brunen is the vice chancellor for university advancement and she serves as the chief philanthropic officer and executive director of the USC Upstate Foundation. Her duties include supporting and bolstering the mission of the University by securing private philanthropic support.

Dr. Meredith N. Brunen's Bio

Laura Puckett-BolerLaura Puckett-Boler
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
Laura Puckett-Boler is the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and dean of students at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Prior to coming to USC Upstate, Laura worked at Texas Christian University as program coordinator and at Fairfield University in Connecticut as assistant director of university activities.

Laura Puckett-Boler's Bio

Jeff CraneJeff Crane
Interim Athletics Director

Jeff Crane began his duties as the Interim Athletics Director at USC Upstate on March 10, 2018. Crane comes to USC Upstate after serving as the Executive Associate AD at the University of South Carolina.

Jeff Crane's Bio

Donette Stewart
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
Donette serves as the vice chancellor for Enrollment Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She has almost 30 years of experience in admissions and enrollment services. She is a USC Upstate graduate and has completed the Harvard Admissions Leadership Program and certification in enrollment management.

Donette Stewart's Bio

Sheryl Turner-WattsSheryl Turner-Watts
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Sheryl Turner-Watts is the chief financial and operations officer and vice chancellor for finance and administration and 
her responsibilities include all facets of the budget planning process and ensuring the design, implementation and maintenance of systems of control/compliance to ensure the integrity of the financial and fiscal operations.

Sheryl Turner-Watts Bio