COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina officially named Michael Amiridis as candidate for the President of the university Friday, Jan. 14.
A familiar face in Columbia, Amiridis was the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at USC Columbia from 2009-2015. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago.
Amiridis will meet with the USC community -- students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public -- in a series of virtual panels beginning at 9 a.m. Viewers are asked to submit evaluations of Amiridis' candidacy to the Board of Trustees through an online survey by 3 p.m. Friday.
The virtual panels, viewable through Microsoft Teams, are:
- Academic Excellence: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
- Research and Innovation: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
- System-wide Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Amiridis has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. His full resume can be accessed through USC's presidential search website.
If elected and confirmed, Amiridis would become the 30th president at the University of South Carolina.