Dennis A. Pruitt, Sr., Ed.D.



VP for Student Affairs, University of South Carolina
Class of 1972


Dr. Pruitt serves as vice provost and vice president for student affairs at the University of South Carolina. He was among the first class of scholarship athletes at Armstrong in 1968, playing both basketball and baseball. He has led the USC Division of Student Affairs since 1983, and during his tenure, he has guided the division through an unprecedented period of growth and success. He designed the University of South Carolina's award-winning enrollment management model, developed what is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most thorough strategic-planning processes in the field and significantly enhanced the university's student-service programs.