College notes, April 28

April 27, 2013 

City manager to receive outstanding alumni award

The Black Alumni Council of My Carolina Alumni Association was to honor University of South Carolina alumni Teresa Wilson for outstanding achievement in the community at its third annual Richard T. Greener Scholarship banquet.

The banquet was set for Saturday at Seawell’s, 125 Rosewood Drive.

Wilson, a Columbia native, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College and the USC School of Law. She was named Columbia’s city manager in January.

Prior to joining the city of Columbia, Wilson was government and community relations coordinator for USC’s Office of the President.

USC Aiken names executive

After nearly a year, USC Aiken’s Jeff Priest can remove the “interim” part of his title as the university’s executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Priest has been appointed to the position permanently after serving as the dean of the School of Education since 2001.

Priest succeeds Suzanne Ozment, who left in 2012 for an administrative position at the University of Montevello in Alabama. Since taking the interim position, Priest has worked with Chancellor Sandra Jordan, who joined campus administration in July 2012.

Earlier, Priest was the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center director and a professor in the department of biology and geology.

As the executive vice chancellor, Priest coordinates all the academic programs, including curriculum.

TCU official hired as IPTAY CEO

Clemson’s athletic booster group has named Davis C. Babb as its first chief executive officer.

Babb was associate athletic director for development and associate vice chancellor for university advancement at Texas Christian University.

Babb will be CEO of IPTAY, a group that began in 1934. The acronym stands for “I Pay Ten A Year,” which was the amount of dues that members paid then.

Babb said he looked forward to continuing to help raise money for scholarships, academic services, facility improvements and other athletic department initiatives.

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