August 29, 2014

USC-Aiken has a new chancellor

The University of South Carolina’s Aiken campus has a new chancellor.

Sandra Jordan, who was the provost at Georgia College & State University, was named chancellor of USC-Aiken last week.

Jordan becomes the fourth chancellor in the school’s 50-year history and succeeds Thomas Hallman who is retiring after 12 years.

USC president Harris Pastides says he hopes Jordan can help raise more money and grow enrollment at the four-year school, which has hovered about 3,300 for the last decade.

Jordan, 56, has a bachelor’s degree in art from Alabama and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in art history at Georgia.

The State newspaper reports Jordan will be paid $205,000 a year in her new position.

The USC system is also searching for a new dean at its two-year USC-Sumter campus.