The University of South Carolina Upstate has named Dr. Charles Love as the new interim dean of the School of Education.
He began serving as the interim dean on July 1, a role he held from 1999 to 2012.
Love has served in many different positions in public schools, both in the classroom and in administration, during his career of more than 30 years. He has played major roles in the development of programs at USC Upstate that impart diversity in the community. These programs include the College of Educational Enrichment for student who have developmental disabilities, the Teaching Man Program, which shows minority males how to become strong teachers and leaders, and the Diversity Conference, a collaborative for pre-service teachers that brings together students from a multitude of backgrounds and provides them with the platform to discuss issues and perspectives while learning about cultural issues from each other.
Love is also a co-founder of the Scholar’s Academy, a joint-program formed by the Spartanburg County Schools and USC Upstate that gives students the opportunity to take college courses and advanced high school classes over a four-year span while taking part in classes and extracurricular activities at their schools.
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