SL/CE Advisory Council

USC Upstate is honored to work directly with just a few of the wonderfully smart and committed service leaders in our community. The USC Upstate Service Learning and Community Engagement Advisory Council was founded in 2020 as we seek guidance and advice from those who are most in touch with our area's population regarding community needs. The council meets three times per year to listen to updates about community initiatives, to share about ongoing and planned projects through the University, and to seek synergies amongst us all.

We are privileged to work with the following community servants (in alphabetical order):

Melissa Early

Chapman Cultural Center

Community Impact and Outreach Director

Chantel Gant

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Community Outreach Coordinator

Amanda Mathis

Spartanburg Area Conservancy


Keith McDaniel

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church


Wilma Moore

United Way of the Piedmont

Community Outreach Advocate

Natasha Pitts

City of Spartanburg

Equity and Inclusion Manager

Meghan Smith

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Director of College/Career Readiness

Summer Tebalt

Access Health


Dominique Vedrine

Speaking Down Barriers

Facilitation Lead