President, Cabinet & Administration

President/Cabinet & Administration

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore -  President

  • Ed. D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Economics, University of South Carolina 
  • B.A., Social Sciences, Fairmont State College
  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Public Service, Coastal Carolina University

Dr. Melissa Batten - Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
  • Certificate of Graduate Study, Higher Education Leadership, University of South Carolina
  • M.Ed., Education, University of South Carolina
  • B.S., Psychology, Francis Marion University

John Dove - Vice President for Technology

  • M.S., Information Systems, Morehead State University
  • B.A., Computer Information Systems, Morehead State University

Harold N. Hawley - Vice President of Business Affairs & Administration

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Richmond
  • B.S., Business Administration-Accounting, Radford University

Lori Heafner - Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning, Research and Grants

  • Certificate in Leadership, Higher Education, University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • M.A., Higher Education Administration, Appalachian State University
    B.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Nicole Hyman - Public Relations Director

  • B.S., Business Administration, Marketing, Coastal Carolina University

Gregory L. Mitchell - Vice President for Workforce Development, Provost for Georgetown and Grand Strand Campuses

  • M.S., Management, Webster University
  • B.S., Management, University of South Carolina

Laura Roper - Director of Marketing

  • B.A., Art/Advertising, Columbia College

Jackie Snyder - Vice President for Human Resources and Employee Relations

  • M.S., Human Resource Management, University of South Carolina
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of South Carolina

Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks - Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Clemson University
  • M.Ed., Counseling Services, Clemson University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina - Spartanburg


Ellen Black - Assistant Vice President/Controller

  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Webster University
  • B.A., Accounting, Columbia College

Joe Bonaparte - Executive Director, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach and Chair, Culinary Arts Technology

  • Diploma, Slow Food – Master Italian Cooking, Instituto Superiore Di Gastronomia
  • M.S., Hospitality Management, University of Houston
  • B.S., Hotel & Restaurant Management, University of Houston

Dr. Becky J. Boone - Assistant Vice President for Institutional Support

  • Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Clemson University
  • B.S., Biology, University of South Carolina

Ann B. Daniels - Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs: Nursing and Associated Health Science

  • M.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix
  • B.S., Nursing, University of North Carolina

Brandon Haselden - Associate Dean of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies

  • A.A.S., Machine Tool, Horry Georgetown Technical College

Dr. Candace Howell - Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs: Arts, Science, and Business

  • D.B.A., Business Administration, Northcentral University
  • M.B.A., Business Administration - Marketing, University of Phoenix
  • B.S., Broadcasting, State University of New York, Brockport
  • A.A.S., Journalism, Morrisville State College

Cynthia Johnston - Assistant Vice President for Student Enrollment Services

  • M.Ed., Counselor Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Daniel C. Wysong - Associate Dean of Public Service, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Resources, Sports Tourism & Recreation Management

  • Ph.D., Human Services - Criminal Justice, Capella University
  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
  • Ed.S., Adult Education, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.A., Administration of Justice, William Carey College
  • A.A.S., Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College