Friday, December 14, 2007
SC State University to conduct national search for new leadership
ORANGEBURG – The Board of Trustees of SC State University announces the appointment of Dr. Leonard McIntyre as interim president of SC State University. McIntyre previously served as the dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Board will immediately begin a national search for a president.
“Dr. McIntyre is exceedingly qualified to provide leadership to SC State University during this period of transition. It was important to the Board of Trustees to name someone who is a proven academic leader, who can continue to lead and advance the University, until a permanent president is named,” said Maurice G. Washington, chairman of SC State's Board of Trustees.
McIntyre was responsible for securing, and also serves as the Project Director for, a $5 million grant awarded to SC State, entitled “Textbooks and Learning Materials Program (TLMP)” secured through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). TLMP is an agreement between SC State and USAID to develop, print and distribute at least one million textbooks and other educational learning materials in Biology, Chemistry and Physics for the mainland of Tanzania, and the island nation of Zanzibar, East Africa, by September 2008. The official handing-over ceremony will take place in Tanzania in January 2008.
Prior to coming to SC State University, McIntyre served as the state deputy superintendent, in the Division of Professional Development and School Quality for the S.C. Department of Education.
Dr. McIntyre has over 30 years of education and administration experience. Prior to his position with the S.C. Department of Education, he served as District Superintendent of Education for Hampton School District 2, where he provided leadership in developing and maintaining educational programs and services.
McIntyre has participated in leadership training programs at Harvard University, Columbia Teachers College and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Inc.
He serves extensively in civic, social service, and community organizations both nationally and internationally, including Tanzania, China, India, Spain and Vera Cruz, Mexico.
McIntyre holds membership with S.C. Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE); S.C. Association of Black School Educators (SCABSE); American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE); S.C. State Department Dean’s Council; and he is the in-coming president of the S.C. Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (SCACTE).
McIntyre, a native of New Orleans, La., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Loyola University; a Master of Teaching degree in Spanish Literature from Tulane University; and a terminal degree in Educational Administration from Iowa State University.
“I am honored to serve SC State University as interim president, and will do everything possible to prepare the University for new leadership once the Board of Trustees has made its decision,” McIntyre said.
“I sincerely believe that our greatest challenge today is to prepare students to meet the demands posed by a fast and ever-changing, high tech, multicultural society; and as I serve our 111-year-old land-grant Institution, it is my goal to provide leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining the best possible programs and services to assure each student is provided the richest educational experiences possible,” he continued.