Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster will join the University of South Carolina as a senior advisor to assist in development, fund raising, and alumni relations. McMaster will help the university with its institutional development plans, including an effort to reengage alumni and raise funds for the law school.
A Columbia native, McMaster earned a bachelor’s degree in History for USC IN 1969. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1973. He was appointed U.S. Attorney for South Carolina by former President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and held the post until 1985. McMaster practiced defense litigation until taking office as Attorney General in 2003. McMaster left office in 2011 after an unsuccessful run for the Republican nomination for Governor, and assisting new Governor Nikki Haley in getting elected.