The School of Business gives a warm welcome to College of Charleston’s 22nd President, Glenn McConnell, who begins his tenure today at his alma mater.
McConnell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston in 1969, and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar that same year.
McConnell also joins the faculty in the School of Business as part of his term as president.
“President McConnell will be a great asset to the College as his legacy and track record in the South Carolina Senate indicate,” says Alan T. Shao, dean of the School of Business. “We all look forward to his leadership and vision for the College as he builds relationships with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business community.”
McConnell, who had been a member of the South Carolina Senate for more than 30 years, most recently served as the 89th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. During his legislative career, McConnell earned a reputation as a skilled parliamentarian and mediator able to forge political compromises between opposing sides and bring people together.