Presidential Survey

July 16, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

A few weeks ago, you received an email inviting your participation in a survey about the qualities you’d like to see in a new President for the University of South Carolina System. Having been appointed recently as Chancellor, I know that your opinion matters! 

If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to spend 15 minutes completing the survey. Responses will be recorded anonymously and will inform the Presidential Candidate Search Committee as it begins the search process. Dr. Lisa Johnson represents USC Upstate on the Search Committee in her capacity as Chair of the USC Upstate Faculty Senate. Let’s support her in this work.

The President of the University of South Carolina is the chief executive of the entire University of South Carolina System and of the System’s flagship university in Columbia. The job of President is complex and far-reaching, and the Presidential Candidate Search Committee has created this survey as an option for stakeholders and community members to express their opinions about what the University System’s top priorities should be, and what personal and professional qualities any candidates for the position of President should have.

The complete URLs are repeated below. Thank you!


Warm regards,


Bennie L. Harris