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Jeremy Smith
" I am an athlete here at USC Aiken. The professors work well with me, and understand that I am going to miss class occasionally. They take time to explain to me the things I missed. USC Aiken is the place for me. "

- Jeremy Smith , Business Administration major

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Did You Know?
USC Aiken has some of the best professional schools in South Carolina. All three - business, nursing, and education - have received the highest level of accreditation possible. This means more opportunities for you to learn from the best and brightest the University has to offer.

Dalisha Williams
"USC Aiken has the best faculty around! Professors and advisors really have your best interest in mind and will always work with you."

- Dalisha Williams, Middle School Education major

Aaron Doctor
"USC Aiken has so much to offer. Whether it’s Greek life, student activities, athletics, honor societies, or residential life, our campus is full of opportunities and ways to become involved."

- Aaron Doctor, Exercise and Sports Science major

John Ellis
"USCA has many different students from many different backgrounds, but one thing that ties us all together is the campus atmosphere. When I left high school I was scared that I was not going to meet anyone that would be as good as my friends back home. Within my first couple of days at USCA, I had more friends than I have ever had before."

- John Ellis, Communications major

TJ Langford
"During the course of my freshman and sophomore years, I was a resident in the Pacer Downs. When I first met my roommate my freshman year, we became the best of friends from the get-go. We found out that we were so much alike in many ways. We connected like brothers, and we are still roommates today during our junior year. "

- Anthony (T.J.) Langford, Communications major

TJ Johnston
"Getting involved in Greek Life and participating in intramural sports is a great way to meet new people. I have participated in every intramural sport offered, and it has helped me stay active. "

- TJ Johnston, Business Marketing major

Chris Brown
"Working on campus is a great opportunity for students at USC Aiken. You have the chance to meet so many faculty and staff members and see what happens behind the scenes here at school. Your job will also work around your class schedule because they always put academics first. "

- Chris Brown, Fine Arts major

Jessica Walters
"Through the wide variety of classes and clubs, USCA offers a little something for everyone. Its small class sizes, charm, and personal professors make it the perfect choice."

- Jessica Walters, Nursing major

Thomas Mcleod
"As a sophomore at USCA, I have really enjoyed the college classroom setting. Since the class sizes aren’t too big, I can always get help from professors anytime I’m in need."

- Thomas Mcleod, Exercise and Sports Science major

Alyssa Gadsden
"Attending USC Aiken has been a great experience for me. From the campus events to classes and to housing, we are a like a family – a home away from home."

- Alyssa Gadsden, Chemistry major

Alesha Jones
"I love attending USC Aiken because I feel as if am in a family oriented environment. What I love most about is its location, the independence you gain from attending, and our Pacer spirit!"

- Alesha Jones, Communications major

Dana Hallat
"I never thought I would meet people from all around the world on such a small campus. You can find the best of both worlds: the advantages of a big campus in a small, friendlier environment."

- Dana Hailat, Biology (pre-dental) major

Biography


Dr. JordanDr. Sandra J. Jordan became the fourth Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Aiken on July 1, 2012, and serves as the chief executive officer and principal spokesperson for the University.  Prior to becoming   Chancellor,  Dr. Jordan served as Georgia College & State University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  In that leadership position she served as a senior member of the president's cabinet and as chief academic officer for the University.

Additionally, Dr. Jordan served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Prior, she served as the Associate Provost and also as Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Murray State University (Kentucky), Dean of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University, and Chair of the Department of Art and Interim Dean at the University of Montevallo. Dr. Jordan began her career at Lander University in 1986 as an Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Monsanto Gallery. 

Dr. Jordan received her Doctorate (Ph.D.) and Master of Arts degree in the History of Art from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art (with teaching certification) from the University of Alabama.  Her teaching and scholarly interests include 17th and 18th iconography and intellectual and art history from the Renaissance until the advent of Modernism. She is an award winning teacher and an active scholar, writing and presenting on art historical and higher education topics.

Dr. Jordan attended the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education, the 21st Century Leadership Institute sponsored by ALIA and AASCU, and   was a summer fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Higher Education Management. A student of leadership, she is often asked to mentor new leaders at the state and national level. Through her position at Georgia College & State University, she worked closely with members of the Georgia General Assembly and represented the university   to the community throughout central Georgia. Last year, she was appointed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to a task force to redesign the model for funding higher education in the state of Georgia. Dr. Jordan has likewise served on numerous boards and civic clubs and is committed to providing opportunities for USC Aiken to engage with the community. Additionally, she serves on the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Colleges board of directors.

Dr. Jordan has been married for 31 years to Michael Jordan, an architect and graduate of Clemson University. They have a son, Matthew, who is a graduate student in electrical engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Jordan and her husband Michael reside in Aiken.