Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs 

SID PARRISH, Jr., Vice President of Academic Affairs (2006, 2018);
B.S., Furman University, 1995
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001

LISA DUNCAN, Administrative Assistant for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Institutional Technology and Academic Affairs (2017)
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1994

CHRISTINA L. WENDLAND, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (2007, 2017);
B.S., Ohio State University, 1992
M.Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1997
Ph.D., Luther Seminary, 2007

KELLI FELLOWS, Dean for Online and Graduate Education, (2021).
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1993
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 2002
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2006

CHARLENE WESSINGER, Director of Educational Technology (2009);
B.A., Newberry College, 1993
M.S. Nova Southeastern University, 2005

Administrative Program Assistants

SUSAN BAILEY, Administrative Assistant for Music (2021)
Lander University, 1994

ANGELIA BEDENBAUGH, Administrative Assistant for Teacher Education (2017),
B.S., Newberry College, 2002

MANDY COUNTS, Administrative Assistant for Nursing (2022);
Midlands Technical College, 2003.

SANDRA SMITH, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs (1997, 2017);
B.A., Newberry College, 2008.

MARCUS JOHNSON, Science Lab Manager (2008);
B.S., North Carolina State University, 2005
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Center for Student Success

SANDY SCHERRENS, Dean of Enrollment Management (2017, 2019);
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1980
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1983
Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 1998

BARBARA JOYNER, Assistant Dean for Student Success, Director of the Center for Student Success (2013, 2019);
B.A., North Carolina State University, 1996
M.B.A., Elon University, 2003

JOHN A. LESAINE, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Physical Education (2009, 2019);
B.S., Newberry College, 2007
M.Ed, Valdosta State University, 2009
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy, 2015
M.S., Capella University, 2017

Office of The Registrar

WHITNEY MERINAR, College Registrar (2019)
B.S., Georgia Southern, 1996
M.A., University of Phoenix, 2000
ED.S., George Washington University, 2008

CAROL BICKLEY, Special Assistant to the Registrar, (1968,1983)

JESSICA MORTON, Assistant Registrar (2021)

CINDY F. SHEALY, Assistant Registrar (1977, 1989).

The Muller Center

KRISTA E. HUGHES, Director of the Muller Center (2015)
B.A., Wofford University, 1994
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998
M. Div., Vanderbilt University, 2001
Ph. D., Drew University, 2014

CARLTON L. KINARD, Program Coordinator (2021)
B.A. Newberry College, 2016

Summerland Honors Program

AMANDA HODGES, Director of Summerland Honors Program; Associate Professor of English (2011, 2016)
B.A., Agnes Scott College, 1997
M.A.T., Agnes Scott College, 1998
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2011

Wessels Library and the College Archives

REID AUSTIN, Director of Wessels Library, Associate Professor (2017)
B. A., Wofford College, 1994
M. A., Clemson University, 1997
M.L.I.S. University of South Carolina, 2000

RUSS CONRATH, Outreach Librarian, (2022)
B.A., College of Charleston, 1990
M.A., The Citadel, 1993
Master of Library and Information Science, 2001
Ed.D., University of South Carolina, 2007

STEFFI HILTGEN, Public Services Librarian, (2020)
A.A., Spartanburg Methodist College, 2006
B.A., Clemson University, 2008
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina, 2012

JANICE C. HUDSON, Technical Services Specialist (1997)

CARL LOMINICK, Circulation Manager (2016);
B.A., Newberry College, 2015.

J. TRACY POWER, Director of Newberry College Archives, Associate Professor of History, (2014);
B.A., Emory University, 1980;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1984;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1993.