Our colleges and universities respond boldly and courageously to COVID-19 pandemic
Message from Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO
Imagine a hurricane that covers the entire state of South Carolina and last for weeks, if not months. That is the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on South Carolina.
The bold and courageous manner in which SCICU institutions are responding to the unprecedented threat of COVID-19 proves the capacity and will of our campuses to innovate on behalf of their students and communities.
SCICU colleges and universities change operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SCICU colleges and universities are changing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect students, faculty, staff, and their surrounding communities. See below for links to individual institution's preparedness for COVID-19.
Columbia College names Dr. Peter Mitchell interim president; Dr. Carol Moore retires
Dr. Peter T. Mitchell, president of Columbia College from 1988 to 1997, is returning to the institution as its interim president upon Dr. Carol Moore’s retirement announcement, effective immediately.
Dr. Moore served as president of Columbia College for four years and guided the school through significant transitions, including the recent announcement of coeducational day programs beginning fall 2021.
The challenges associated with transitioning to coeducational programs, combined with the need to provide a comprehensive response to COVID-19, convinced Columbia College trustees to select a familiar voice for their interim president.
Impressive undergraduate research presented at the February 2020 SCICU Research Symposium
Based on the professional knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm demonstrated by undergraduate researchers at this year’s SCICU Research Symposium, these students have promising futures in fields as diverse as biology, chemistry, music, public health, art, and environmental science.
The SCICU Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.
SCICU thanks the following Business Partners for their renewals:
SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 32 states, serves close to 900 higher education institutions and 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration.
All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services. More information on this important benefit may be found here.
News & Notes is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President & CEO Jeff Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.