Our Chancellor

Dr. Bennie L. Harris

Dr. Bennie L. Harris

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D., was named USC Upstate’s seventh chancellor after a competitive national search. Harris succeeds Brendan Kelly, who served from 2017-2020, and assumed his new post on July 1. Most recently, Harris served as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he held since 2014. Prior to that, he was vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chancellor Communications

USC Upstate Chancellor Bennie Harris communicates with faculty, staff and students about topics that impact the campus community.

For Messages Regarding COVID-19, Read Campus Communications



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