President Bob Caslen at the podium with a University of South Carolina logo on it

State of the University

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen shared his 2020 State of the University address virtually on Wednesday, September 30.

Early in the fall semester, President Bob Caslen welcomed members of the Carolina community to the annual State of the University celebration. In his address from the UofSC Pastides Alumni Center, he set the stage for the academic year and shared his vision and plans for the university's future. View the address »

Our Path Forward

Just as COVID-19 has challenged the world, it has presented monumental challenges for higher education throughout the United States. As an agile university committed to properly serving our students, community and state, we responded with a swift urgency that allowed our students to progress their education despite unprecedented community closures. 

At the same time, we were deeply immersed in evaluating and establishing new strategic priorities, opportunities and goals that would position the university for continuing success in the years ahead. We recently shared the result of that effort in our university's new strategic plan, For South Carolina: A Path to Excellence. On Wed., Sept. 30 President Caslen shared his plans for our way forward through today’s — and tomorrow’s — challenges.