Student posing for a photo at graduation

Commencement Speaker

Graduation Candidacy

Lisa Tharp-Bernard


Ms. Lisa Tharp-Bernard will be USC Aiken’s graduation speaker for the December 8, 2022, Convocation Ceremony. Ms. Tharp-Bernard is a 2004 Fine Arts graduate of the university and is currently the V.P. of Talent Development and National Security Human Resource for Amentum. Lisa has sat on many Aiken boards, including the local American Red Cross, Aiken Technical College Foundation, the Aiken Center for the Arts, and the Aiken Downtown Development Association.