Boyce M. Lawton , PhD

Dean of Student Success, Wofford College , Spartanburg, South Carolina

Dr. Boyce Lawton joined Wofford College in 1997 and currently serves as the Dean of Student Success. Over the last two decades, Lawton has served in numerous positions at Wofford including Vice President for Academic Administration and Planning, Associate VP for Information Management, college registrar, director of institutional research and evaluation, and interim director of financial aid.

In addition to his focus on retention efforts and data analysis, Dr. Lawton directs Wofford College's living learning communities, teaches statistics and the first-year experience courses, and serves on the leadership team for Wofford's SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Project focussing on Student Success. He recently received over $600,000 of grant funding to help with success and retention of Pell-eligible and DACA-protected students at Wofford.

Prior to his time at Wofford, Lawton served as the mathematics department chair at an open-enrollment, two-year institution in South Carolina. Lawton holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policies, a masters in pure mathematics, and a bachelors in applied mathematics. He also completed Harvard University's Institute of Educational Management.

Lawton focusses his spare time on youth leadership, serving as an assistant scoutmaster and president of the Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America.