Colleges and Universities



College and University Emergency Contact Information:
Benedict College
Anna Jagger, Sergeant, Training Officer
(803) 253-5400
Bob Jones University
Joe Mulnix, Chief, Public Safety
(864) 370-1800 etx. 5902
Charleston Southern
John Wilson, Director of Security
(843) 863-7102
Fletcher, Police Chief
Karl Grant, Emergency Manager
Benjamin Wham, Assistant Vice President for Facilities & Engineering
(843) 953-5304
Lynn Fisher, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(864) 656-2323
Coastal Carolina 
Carissa Medeiros, Emergency Management Director
(843) 349-5088
College of Charleston 
Randy Beaver, Emergency Manager
(843) 953-6802
Columbia College 
Howard Cook, Chief
Max Learner, Program Director for Emergency Management
Converse College
Larry Jones, Director of Public Saftey
(864) 596-9061
Francis Marion
Richard Austin, Police Chief
(864) 661-1109
Amanda Clapp, Sargeant
(864) 294-383
David Enter, Luitenant
(864) 294-3701
Limestone College
Richard Simmons, Director Public Safety
Wayne Brannan, Director
Amanda Ritsema, Emergency Manager
(843) 792-8514
Jennifer Taylor, Business Manager, Insureance Programs Manager
(843) 792-0757
North Greenville 
Rick Morris, Chief
Piedmont Technical College
Terry Ledford, Director/Chief of Public Safety
(864) 941-8568
Kim Stenson, Director
(803) 737-8566
SC State 
Kenneth McCaster, Police Chief
Mike Tyler, Fire Marshal
(803) 516-4598
Spartanburg Methodist College
Teresa Ferguson, Chief of Public Safety
(864) 699-4639
USC: Aiken
Len Engel, Director of Environmental Safety and Health
(803) 641-3538
Mike Jara, Assistant Chancellor for Facilities and Operations
(803) 641-3254
Deb Kladivko, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services
(803) 641-3577
Kevin Liles, Chief of University Police
(803) 641-3319
Deri Wills, Director of Housing and University Police
USC: Beaufort
Bill Ashmore, Emergency Plan Manager
Henry Garbade, Director of Public Safety
(843) 521-8910
William Winn, Emergency Management Coordinator
USC: Columbia
Lindsey Greenbaum, Emergency Planner
(803) 777-7663
Scott Ellis, Emergency Management Coordinator
(803) 777-6536
Tom Syfert, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
(803) 777-8246
USC: Lancaster
Paul Johnson, Business Manager / Director of Planning
(803) 313-7003
John Rutledge, Director of Law Enforcement / Security
(803) 313-7156  
USC: Salkehatchie
Brenda Hightower, Fire and Safety Supervisor
(803) 584-3446 ext. 108
Ronald Minus, Night Supervisor
(803) 584-3446 
USC: Sumter
Bruce Blumberg, Associate Dean / Athletic Director
(803) 938-3838
USC: Union
Wesley Belk, Director of IT
(864) 429-8728
Tony Gregory, Health & Safety / Security Officer
USC: Upstate
Mike Bruce, Institutional Risk Manager
(864) 503-5905
Rick Jones, Assistant Chief Fire Marshal
(864) 503-5267
David Myers, Assistant Chief of Police
(864) 503-5383
Klay Peterson, Chief of Police
(864) 503-5254  
Bill Cabaniss, Director of Health and Counseling Services
(803) 323-2206
Martin Mascio,  
James Randy Hall, Director Campus Safety
(864) 597-4351 
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Directions from the Southeast


southeast FH

  • Take I-26 west to exit 115. Turn left on to Hwy 321 (21/176).

  • At the top of the hill turn right on to Fish Hatchery Rd.

  • EMD is located approx 2.5 miles on the left side of the road on top of the hill.

2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, SC 29172

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Directions from the East


east FH

  • Take I-20 or Hwy 378/76 west to I-77 South.

  • Take exit 1, at the top of the hill cross Hwy 321 (21/176) on to Fish Hatchery Rd.

  • EMD is located approx 2.5 miles on the left side of the road on top of the hill.

  • EMD is located 2.5 miles west on top of the hill on the left.

2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, SC 29172

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