SCCPA Nominations and Elections 2019

The SCCPA elections ballot is open Monday, March 18 to Monday, April 1, 2019


Current SCCPA members will receive an email on March 18, 2019, with a link to the live ballot. If you do not receive an email and you are a current SCCPA member, please contact Robyn Sanderson (SCCPA Past President) at

Winners will be announced and appointed positions confirmed at the Spring Drive-In Conference on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at Tri-County Technical College. Be sure to join us for this important event! REGISTER NOW!


Candidate Bios for Elected Positions

Qualifications - Each elected officer shall be a current member in good standing of SCCPA and ACPA in order to run for office. Persons nominated for President-Elect must have held an elected or appointed position on the SCCPA Executive board within three years of being nominated, or held an elected or appointed position for ACPA or held an elected position within a recognized student affairs organization.

President-Elect (Term: 2019-2022)

The President-Elect shall act as President at all Association or Executive Board meetings in the absence of the President. The President-Elect shall provide oversight and appoint Chairs of the Conference Committees to organize and implement a fall and spring conference and other meetings sponsored by SCCPA. The president-elect is the 2020-2021 President and 2021-2022 Past President for SCCPA.


Katie Maxwell, Director of Advising & Recruitment for Honors College, Clemson University:

Katie Maxwell has served as the Director of Advising and Recruitment for the Honors College at Clemson University for the past three years. In this role, she develops and oversees advising and recruitment efforts for the department. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Director for the Honors College and National Scholars Program for almost three years. Katie earned an undergraduate degree in Management from Clemson. After graduation, she was chosen to participate for three years in Target Corporation’s Leadership Management Program. She then returned to Clemson to pursue her a master’s degree in Counselor Education-Student Affairs in 2011. Katie has been working in academic affairs at Clemson since completing her master’s degree in 2013. In 2014, she began pursuing her PhD at Clemson in Educational Leadership while working full-time and graduated with her doctorate in December 2018. Katie has been actively involved in SCCPA since she was a first-year graduate student in the Student Affairs master’s program at Clemson. She has served in a number of leadership capacities within SCCPA over the past eight years including serving on the 2014 SCCPA Drive-In Conference Planning Committee, as the Director of Marketing and Communication from November 2015-April 2017, as the SCCPA Liaison for the 2015 SACSA Annual Conference in Greenville, SC, and is currently serving as the Member-at-Large Committee Chair. SCCPA has played an integral role in Katie’s professional development, providing her with a wonderful community of higher education professionals, colleagues, and friends throughout the state. She is excited about the possibility of continuing her leadership involvement within the organization through the role of President-Elect. 

Director of Membership Development (2-year commitment, 2019-2021) 

The Director of Membership Development shall work with the ACPA International Office staff and appointed board members to coordinate and promote new membership and current and future services for the membership. The Director of Membership Development shall work with the ACPA International Office to maintain current membership database reports and generate strategies to promote ACPA and SCCPA membership within the state. The Director of Membership Development shall work with appointed board committee members to create meaningful membership and professional development experiences that enhance the profession and learning of SCCPA members.


Tyrome Philson, Senior Care Case Manager, Clemson University:

Tyrome Philson is currently a Senior Care Case Manager at Clemson University. His previous work has been at Anderson University where he served as Associate Dean of Residence Life for three years. He has previously served on SCCPA board as Director of Membership from 2018 to 2019 and hopes to continue to serve for another term. He holds a MA in Higher Education from Geneva College.

Director of Marketing & Communications (2-year commitment, 2019-2021) 

The Director will coordinate with the Director of Membership Development for membership recruitment initiatives. The Director shall work with elected and appointed board members to coordinate and promote current and future activities and services to members and external constituencies. These include, but are not limited to, website and technology, social media, electronic and print messaging, and advocacy.


J. Allen Lollis, Assistant Director for Residence Life at Wofford College:

Allen currently serves as Assistant Director for Residence Life at Wofford College. Allen has a BA in History from Wofford College and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Converse College. He joined the Wofford staff in August 2015; before assuming his current role he served as Resident Director, Case Manager, and Coordinator for Student Activities. He has been active in professional associations, serving on conference planning committees for the SC Housing Officers Association (SCHOA) and for the SC College Personnel Association (SCCPA). In 2016 he was awarded the Walter T. Cox New Professional Award by SCCPA. In addition to his work in higher education, Allen is also active in political and legislative advocacy – specifically for mental health and related issues – serving as the Legislative Chair for the state association of marriage and family therapists.

Director of Administrative Operations (1-year commitment, 2019-2020)

The Director of Administrative Operations shall keep minutes and financial records of the current activities of SCCPA and its Executive Board. The Director of Administrative Operations shall inform the Executive Board of each meeting at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting and forward the minutes to the Executive Board within ten (10) working days of the conclusion of the meeting. They shall also maintain the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual. The Director of Administrative Operations shall work with the ACPA IO staff to maintain the SCCPA annual budget and shall serve as liaison for SCCPA in the payment and reimbursement processes.  


Demario Watts, Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity & Leadership Development at Wofford College:

In addition to his role as Assistant Dean, Demario serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Demario received a BS in Sociology from Lander University, a master’s degree in higher education from Columbia College and master’s degree in human resources from Clemson University. Previously he has served as the Director of Membership Development for SCCPA.  Over the last six years, Demario has worked in Residence Life at Lander University and for Wofford College. He currently serves in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wofford College.


Available Appointed Positions for 2019

All appointed positions will be offered and confirmed by the President, along with the support of the executive board. Any interest in appointed positions for 2019 should be directed to SCCPA leadership.

Fall Drive-In Conference Chair: (Commitment for 2019 through the completion and wrap up of the fall 2019 conference details)

The fall conference chair will develop a planning committee and will coordinate all aspects of the fall conference which will be hosted in the Midlands region of the state. The chair will be responsible for coordinating all logistics of the conference and will report to the SCCPA board regularly throughout the process. The successful candidate should plan to be involved with this project from now until all details are wrapped up post conference.

Professional Development Chair

The Professional Development Chair evaluates the needs and interest of the state members to determine appropriate professional development opportunities outside of the spring and fall conferences. The Professional Development Chair may coordinate and implements a variety of development opportunities including, but not limited to: webinars, book reviews/clubs, Coffee & Conversation events, etc. The chair will be responsible for coordinating all logistics of these events and will report to the SCCPA board regularly. The Professional Development Chair may wish to create a committee to support events throughout the state.

Development Chair

The Development Chair is responsible for the planning and implementation of the overall fundraising efforts of the South Carolina College Personnel Association. The Development Chair may wish to create a committee to identify and solicit funding to support conferences and professional development opportunities. The Development Chair will work closely with the SCCPA board and conference chairs.

SCCPA Board Nominations

Please consider joining SCCPA Leadership! Holding an office on our board is an opportunity to be actively involved in the current and future direction of our organization. If you are someone who enjoys bringing student affairs professionals together to gain knowledge and expertise from each other, this is the position for you!
Nominations for 2019 elections are now closed! Stay tuned for upcoming information about our next elections cycle. We hope you will consider joining our leadership in the future!