As the fourth Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Aiken, Dr. Sandra J. Jordan is the chief executive officer and principal spokesperson for the University. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jordan has served in a number of leadership positions at universities, including Department Chair, Dean, Vice Provost, and Provost before becoming Chancellor.
Dr. Jordan received her Doctorate (Ph.D.) and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Georgia. Dr. Jordan attended the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education; the 21st Century Leadership Institute sponsored by ALIA and AASCU, and was a summer fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Higher Education Management.
An active member of the community, Dr. Jordan serves on numerous local, state, and national boards and is active in developing future higher education leaders by mentoring cabinet level professionals through the American Academic Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jordan and her husband Michael reside in Aiken. They have one son, Matthew, who recently completed his doctorate in Electrical Engineering and is now employed as a senior researcher at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque.