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Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr Derrick Swinton as Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Claflin University - Harris Search Associates

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Derrick Swinton as the next Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Claflin University 

Harris Search Associates has successfully recruited Dr. Derrick Swinton as the next Chair of the Department of Chemistry on behalf of Claflin University.  

Dr. Swinton currently serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Science and Technology & Professor of Chemistry at Lincoln University.  As Dean he is responsible for managing the operations of the college, which include the following departments: Chemistry, Engineering Science, Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing, and Health Science. 

Previously as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, he was responsible for providing administrative and academic leadership for the only accredited department at Lincoln University.  Dr. Swinton began his career at Lincoln University directing premier academic programs that recruited and retained students interested in STEM, before his transition into a teaching position as part-time Assistant Professor in 2005, tenured Associate Professor in 2007, election as Department Chair in 2011, and promotion to Professor and Interim Dean in 2014. 

Claflin University is a private, coeducational, career-oriented liberal-arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Columbia. 

A historically black university founded in 1869f ounded in 1869, Claflin University is recognized by national publications such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com and Washington Monthly as one of America’s best liberal arts colleges. The University proudly serves the state of South Carolina, the nation and the world. Its beautiful historic campus is home for approximately 2,000 students from every region of the United States and more than 20 international countries. Claflin students demonstrate extraordinary achievement, distinctive confidence and a lifelong desire to transform society through visionary leadership. Its academic programs prepare students to compete and succeed in a global and technological society.

Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 46 acres.  In 2014, it was ranked as the best liberal arts college in South Carolina by Washington Monthly and in 2015, it was named as the eighth –best HBCU in the nation by US News & World Report.

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