Unit: Campus Ministries and Student Engagement
Location: Tigerville, SC
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I began my career in higher education at Anderson University as an Admissions Counselor. I did this for three years and then moved to the Registrar’s office. I went on to serve at Anderson for another fourteen years. At that point, I moved to the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Registrar for Registration, Grading, and Transcripts. I discovered very quickly that I enjoyed the small college atmosphere more than that of the large, public environment. I made a move to Presbyterian College, where I served as Registrar for almost four years. I have been at Furman University for the last three years, most of this time as Registrar.
I never dreamed that I would spend twenty-five years working in higher education. As a young seventeen-year-old, I graduated high school a year early and, instead of going away to a large college, opted to stay home and commute to what was then Anderson College. After a year, I transferred to Furman University, but my year at Anderson had left its mark in many ways. After one year at Furman, I transferred back to Anderson, where I would go on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, the first one awarded as a four-year institution. Right after graduation, I was given the opportunity to work in the Admissions office as a counselor. I could not ignore the role, Anderson, its faculty and staff, and the Lord had played in my life up to that point. I am grateful that I was given this opportunity as a new college graduate, as it set me on my career path and ultimately led me to where I am today.