Lander’s senior executive leadership team, the President’s Cabinet, is composed of six area vice presidents who work closely with the President to establish strategic goals and priorities for the University.


Scott Jones
Scott Jones

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost - Scott Jones

Dr. Scott Jones serves as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. His administrative umbrella includes Lander’s academic colleges (Honors, Arts & Humanities; Behavioral & Social Sciences; Business; Education; and Science & Mathematics) and the School of Nursing. He also oversees the Jackson Library, Lander’s Study Abroad program, the Academic Success Center, and Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness.

sjones@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8320


Stacie Bowie
Stacie Bowie

Vice President for Finance and Administration - Stacie Bowie

As Vice President for Finance and Administration,  Stacie Bowie is Lander’s Chief Financial Officer and provides strategic vision and leadership for fiscal and administrative support service units of the University. Among the areas of responsibility are: the Bearcat Shop and Bookstore, Budget, Business Office, Finance, Student Accounts, Facilities Management, Information Technology Services, Printing Services, Procurement and Special Events.

sbowie@lander.edu | (864) 388-8305


Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives - J. Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor serves as Chief of Staff and the University’s legislative liaison with the South Carolina General Assembly in Columbia, and with the federal government in Washington, D.C. The Vice President for Strategic Initiatives​ oversees the Office of Governmental Relations and is responsible for advising the President on public policy and legislation that impacts higher education, as well as for investigating opportunities for state and federal funding that support the university’s mission. The Office of University Relations falls under his administrative supervision.

ataylor@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8195


boyd yarbrough
Boyd Yarbrough

Vice President for Student Affairs - Boyd Yarbrough

As Vice President for Student Affairs, Boyd Yarbrough oversees all areas that relate to the comfort, health and safety of Lander students. He supervises a far-reaching network of departments that includes Career Services, Cocurricular Activities, Campus Recreation and Intramurals, Counseling Services, Housing and Residence Life, University Police, Student Government, Student Health Services and more.

byarbrough@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8240


Mike Worley
Mike Worley

Vice President for University Advancement - Mike Worley

Mike Worley serves as the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of The Lander Foundation. The Vice President for University Advancement supports the President in his advancement activities and leads the overall fundraising strategy for the University, including annual giving and comprehensive campaigns, as set forth by Lander’s strategic plan. Additionally, the Vice President for University Advancement oversees the Office of Alumni Affairs, ensuring positive and engaging relationships with an ever-growing network of Lander alumni.

mworley@lander.edu | (864) 388-8350


Todd Gambill
Todd Gambill

Vice President for Enrollment and Access Management - Todd Gambill

The Vice President for Enrollment and Access Management, Todd Gambill, spearheads and manages all of the University’s enrollment, registration, financial aid and transfer initiatives. Reporting to that person are the University’s Office of Admissions, the Registrar’s Office, Veterans Services, International Programs, Dual Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Strategic Enrollment Programs for LU-UCG.

tgambill@lander.edu | (864) 388-8182

 


Brian Reese
Brian Reese

Director of Athletics - Brian Reese

As Director of Athletics, Brian Reese oversees the administration of Lander’s intercollegiate athletics program, which fields 10 varsity sports teams (five men’s and five women’s) in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The Bearcat Athletics program comprises more than 190 student-athletes and a staff of more than 25 coaches, trainers, administrators and support team members. In his role, the Director of Athletics promotes the university’s principles of academic achievement and good sportsmanship, helping student-athletes be leaders in the classroom, and on the courts and playing fields.

breese@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8314


Crystal Rookard
Crystal Rookard

Vice President and General Counsel - Crystal Rookard

As General Counsel, Crystal Rookard plays a vital role in providing legal and strategic advice to the Lander University president, Board of Trustees and other senior administrators. Additionally, the Office of Human Resources reports to her, and she has extensive experience in the areas of Title IX, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act. She has also conducted training courses on employee relations, human resource management and legal issues, anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, supervisory training and workplace laws.

crookard@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8059


Megan V. Price
Megan V. Price

Assistant Vice President of University Relations and Publications - Megan V. Price

As Assistant Vice President of University Relations and Publications, Megan Varner Price serves as the university’s official spokesperson and leads the team of writers, designers and photographers responsible for Lander’s digital and print communications, marketing and public relations. The Office of University Relations works closely with the President’s Cabinet and other campus departments to develop and communicate strategic messaging, as well as provide guidance and assistance with community outreach efforts.

mvarner@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8019


Matt Braaten
Matt Braaten

Assistant Vice President for Planning, Analytics & Decision-Support - Matt Braaten

Matt Braaten serves as Assistant Vice President for Planning, Analytics & Decision-support. He is responsible for providing high-level, analytically based advice to the President, strategic planning, leadership and oversight of Institutional Research and Decision-Support personnel, and alignment of cabinet-level goals to the mission and vision of the university.  He is relied on to conceive the analytical and statistical modeling approaches required to answer key questions, and to deliver usable information with the narrative to explain it for cabinet-level management and policy decisions.

mbraaten@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8827


Tracy Clifton
Tracy Clifton

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator - Tracy Clifton

Tracy Clifton serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and the University's Title IX Coordinator. Tracy assumes the primary responsibility for coordinating Lander University’s efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as prohibited by Title IX. Further, Tracy is responsible for managing ongoing training and outreach for board members, administrators, employees, and students. 

tclifton@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8055


Abdallah Haddad
Abdallah Haddad

Chief Information and Technology Officer - Abdallah Haddad

Abdallah Haddad serves as the Chief Information and Technology Officer, who is responsible for the vision and leadership of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the University’s information technology strategy and plan.  Partnering and collaborating with University stakeholders, Haddad leads and directs the planning, development, implementation and modification of all technology systems, infrastructure, and services for the University in alignment with the University’ strategic direction, mission and goals.  He leads a dynamic team of personnel and services in support of academic pedagogies and administrative computing as well as technology operations and processes. 

ahaddad@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8234


Greg Allen
Greg Allen

Police Chief - Greg Allen

As the Chief of Police, Greg Allen is responsible for planning, organizing, and administering the functions of Lander University Police Department. The focus is to provide the protection of property and safety to the Lander community. Among the areas of responsibility are: the University Police Department, Parking and Traffic enforcement, Surveillance and Electronics Operations, and Emergency Management Operations.

gallen@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8222
 


London Thomas
London Thomas

Director of Human Resources - London Thomas

As Director of Human Resources, London Thomas provides vision, strategic direction, leadership and oversight of a comprehensive human resources program to include all aspects of recruitment and employment, classification and compensation, benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, training and development, and diversity. She also serves as EEO/Affirmative Action Officer and Deputy Title IX Compliance Officer.

lthomas@lander.edu  |  (864) 388-8051