- University of South Carolina - Palmetto College
Dr. Susan Elkins currently serves as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Palmetto College, a USC system-wide innovation that includes four regional Palmetto Colleges along with online degree completion programs offered by the Research I institution and the three comprehensive universities in the system. Prior to being named chancellor of USC’s Palmetto College in 2013, she led Tennessee Technological University’s educational outreach and service efforts for over 20 years, serving initially as Director of Extended Education, then founding dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education, and finally vice president of Extended Programs and Regional Development. Susan earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Elkins has been active in numerous professional organizations, including a membership in ACHE for over two decades. She is a past chair of ACHE South and the recipient of the 2015 ACHE Leadership Award.