This Month's Campus Citizen


Jack Benjamin - April 2017Campus Citizen of the Month for April 2017

Jack Benjamin, chair of the USC Aiken Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the executive director of the Etherredge Center, is the Campus Citizen of the Month for April. 

"In his position as executive director of the Etherredge Center, Jack works tirelessly to coordinate and provide the campus and the community with high-quality events in the fine arts," said Dr. Mark Hollingsworth, dean of USC Aiken’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Benjamin came to campus in 1986 as an assistant professor of theater and director of theater.  Since then, he has directed more than 70 productions and has directed more than 150 productions during his professional career.

"He is an avid supporter of USCA and an incredible repository of knowledge concerning our institution," said Hollingsworth.

"One can always rely on Jack to impart correct and beneficial information when asked."

In addition to his responsibilities as chair of one of the busiest departments on campus, Benjamin served as the interim dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

"On a personal note, he served as my mentor through my transition period when I came to USC Aiken back in July 2016,” Hollingsworth said. 

"I was in constant contact with him during my first few months here and continue to rely on his mentorship.  He always makes himself available to help."


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