JANE T. UPSHAW
Current job: Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, 2002-present.
Age: 61 Previous employment: University of South Carolina Beaufort, dean, 1999-2002; Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Region of the American Management Association, 1998-99; University of South Carolina Beaufort, director of development, 1996-98; University of South Carolina Beaufort, adjunct math professor, faculty member, 1981-96; May River Academy, senior mathematics teacher, 1981-86;
Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics, Auburn University; doctorate of philosophy in mathematics education, University of South Carolina.
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Accomplishments: Chosen 2007 Woman of the Year by Zonta, an international organization of executives supporting the advancement of women; past president of Literacy Volunteers of the Low Country and received the group's most prestigious award for community leadership and support in 2006; past chairwoman of the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce; has served as vice chairwoman of the Greater Beaufort Hilton Head Economic Partnership for economic development in Beaufort County; governing board member for the Coastal Business Education Technology Alliance, Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and the local board of the National Bank of South Carolina; member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities since 2004; chairwoman of the Women Presidents Group 2005-07; recently appointed to the AASCU Professional Development Committee for a three-year term; served on the national Auburn Alumni Association Board, 2004-07.
Personal: Native of Fairfax, Ala.; graduate of Valley High School; married to Tom Upshaw, president and CEO of Palmetto Electric; three adult children.