Savannah State University selects Grimes-McGreer to serve as the Associate Provost and Associate VPAA

After a national search, Savannah State University has appointed Mary Grimes-McGreer, Ph.D., to serve as Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. She brings 25 years of experience in higher education to the administrative role.

Currently, Dr. Grimes-McGreer is the Campus Dean and Director of Webster University’s Greenville, SC, campus location. Over her career in higher education, she has held leadership roles from academic department chair to coordinator of graduate studies and off-site campus academic and student services chief officer, to include chief accreditation officer. She has served at ITT Technical College in San Diego, CA; Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC; Columbia College in Columbia, SC; Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, SC; South Carolina State University in Greenville, SC; and the South Carolina State Department of Education in Columbia, SC.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Professional Theater from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Alliant University, San Diego, CA. In 2003, she received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. In 2010-2011, she was an American Council on Education Fellow.