Superintendent to Speak at SC State University's 13th Annual Leadership Seminar

Friday, April 23, 2010

Leadership SeminarThe Department of Educational Leadership at SC State University will host their 13th Annual Leadership Seminar on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center located on the campus. This year’s seminar theme is: “Innovative Approaches to School Success: Empowering All Students for Educational Excellence.”

The leadership seminar focuses on issues directly associated with the operation of schools as organizations. It includes lectures, group presentations, dissertation roundtables and a panel discussion by various school administrators who have been successful at implementing change and improving student achievement.

“In previous years, our students have used research-based improvement models to address school effectiveness issues.  This year, we are requiring that their approaches also be innovative,” says Dr. Thomas Thompson, chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership at SC State University.

The keynote speaker for the seminar is SC State University alumna and superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three in Holly Hill, S.C., Dr. Cynthia Cash-Greene, ‘90.  Prior to her current position, Cash-Greene served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and executive director of schools in Orangeburg Three and Richland One School Districts.

Cash-Greene is a recipient of several awards including the William B. Harley Principal of the Year Award, the Living the Legacy Award from the National Council for Negro Women and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Service Award. She is also one of the founding associates for the Advancement of Poverty-Resistant Education, a Riley Institute Fellow, and has been recently selected to serve as a participant in the National Staff Development Academy.

She attended the following institutions: Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.; the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.; the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. and Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
In 1990, she received her doctorate of education degree from SC State University. Her dissertation was entitled “Conflict Management Climate & Procedures in Selected Public Elementary Schools in South Carolina.”

Cash-Greene has published numerous articles, presented at conferences regarding educating African-American males. She has also served as a board member for the Nehemiah Community Development Project, and as board chairperson of the Brookland Baptist Child Development Academy in Columbia, S.C.

Cash-Greene and her husband have two sons, Andrew (15) and Lenwood, Jr. (19). While in Columbia, she attends Brookland Baptist Church. Her home church is Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Eutawville, S.C.

For more information on the 13th Annual Leadership Seminar, contact Elizabeth Horton from the Department of Educational Leadership at (803) 516-4734. You may also contact Annette Russell from the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies at (803) 536-7133.