4 Student Life professionals selected for UofSC Emerging Leaders Program

President Harris Pastides and Vice President for Human Resources Chris Byrd announced this week the twenty-four newest members of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). Four professionals from the Department of Student Life were selected for this university-wide opportunity. Upon completion, these graduates will join a growing ELP community of over 70 members at UofSC.

The Student Life 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program Fellows are:

Hilary Dyer Brannon, communication and events director
As director of communication and events, Hilary Dyer Brannon directs Student Life’s communication efforts to promote opportunities for beyond the classroom experiences to Carolina students. She plans several large university events, including University Awards Day and the signature events during Parents Weekend.

Steve Curtright, associate director of fraternity and sorority housing
As associate director for fraternity and sorority housing in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Steve Curtright oversees the maintenance, fire safety and common grounds for the Greek Village. He develops training curriculum for the property managers who manage each house in the Greek Village, coordinates the property manager staff selection process and supervises several property managers.

Ryan Gross, associate director for Russell House events
As associate director for Russell House events, Ryan Gross oversees the event management unit within the Russell House. This includes administration of space reservation software, event planning with student organizations and university departments and executing high-profile events in and around the Russell House. 

Brittoni Reynolds, associate director of campus recreation, facilities
As the associate director for Campus Recreation facilities, Brittoni Reynolds is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and Blatt P.E. Center and maintaining the Campus Recreation master schedule.

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for administrative professionals who are currently serving in a supervisory or management position, and who have the potential to hold a higher-level administrative leadership position at UofSC in the near future. Over the course of this academic year, the ELP cohort will participate in over 50 hours of targeted professional development activities to include exposure to, and insight from, thought leaders and decision makers across campus.

View the entire 2017-18 ELP cohort, and learn more about the program, here.