Administration building at USC Upstate


Chancellor Brendan Kelly, Ph.D.

Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D.


Since becoming chancellor of the University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate in March 2017, Dr. Brendan B. Kelly has articulated an ambitious vision for the university aimed at creating transformative opportunities for students and the communities of South Carolina’s Upstate region and beyond. 


Dr. Clifton P. Flynn

Clifton P. Flynn, Ph.D

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. Pam Steinke

Pam Steinke, Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Dr. Pamela Steinke serves as Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and SACSCOC Institutional Liaison. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and has served in faculty and administrative roles at institutions in Iowa, North Carolina and Illinois before coming to USC Upstate.


Alphonso Atkins Jr.

Alphonso Atkins Jr., J.D.

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.


Meredith Brunen

Meredith N. Brunen, Ed.D.

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.


Daniel Feig

Daniel Feig, J.D.

Director of Athletics and Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics

Daniel Feig was introduced as the director of Athletics and Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics at USC Upstate on May 29, 2018.


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.


Sheryl 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.