Flynn promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

Staff Report

Dr. Clif Flynn has been promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

“For nearly three decades, Dr. Flynn has demonstrated servant leadership and gained respect at USC Upstate, across the state and throughout the country,” Chancellor, Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D. said. “Dr. Flynn is the chief academic officer of this institution and he offers precisely the strong leadership skills that academic affairs needs to innovate and move forward.”

CLIF-FLYNN-PHOTOIn his role as chief academic officer, Flynn is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet with responsibility for all academic programs at USC Upstate, which enrolls nearly 6,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education.

Additionally, Flynn has oversight for the library, information technology and data services, faculty recruitment, development and evaluation, and academic program development and approval.

“USC Upstate is on the cusp of great things,” Flynn said. “Passion, commitment and vision will take this institution to great heights and allow us to celebrate many victories.”

Flynn was named the interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs in July 2015.