Dennis Pruitt , MED, EDD

Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost, University of South Carolina

Dr. Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs and vice provost at the University of South Carolina, has led the university’s Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support since 1983. He steered the creation of the Carolinian Creed, designed the university’s first and award-winning enrollment-management model, developed what is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most thorough strategic-planning processes in the field and significantly enhanced the university’s student-service programs. In 2011, NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education honored Pruitt with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Service as a Dean, one of the organization’s most prestigious awards. Pruitt earned his doctorate in education from Carolina, his master’s degree in counseling/student personnel services from West Georgia College and his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Armstrong Atlantic State University.