SCC Names Dr. Benita Yowe Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Article by: Cheri Anderson-Hucks | SCC
Dr. Benita Yowe has been named the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Spartanburg Community College. In this role she will be responsible for working with faculty to manage, recruit and educate students in the college's health and human services programs which includes dental assisting, health unit coordinating, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical lab technology, nursing, paramedic and emergency medical technician, pharmacy technician, radiologic technology, respiratory care and surgical technology.

"Dr. Yowe is the right person for this important position," explains Dr. Mike Beck, SCC's associate vice president of instruction. "Her record of academic leadership and devotion to faculty, staff and students will help SCC continue to meet the needs of the Upstate."

Dr. Yowe has been an educator for more than 25 years in Georgia and South Carolina. She is a former classroom teacher for the Georgia public school system and instructor in the early childhood care and education department at Albany Technical College in Georgia. Yowe came to SCC in 2012 as an instructor in the early care and education department and was named department chair in 2013. In 2016 she received SCC's Faculty of the Year-Student Award, which recognizes faculty for excellence in all activities related to the teaching and learning process.

Yowe earned a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State University; she furthered her studies in the field at Georgia Southern University where she received a master's degree. She also earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University and a Doctoral Degree in Community College: Executive Leadership from Wingate University.

"I am excited to join the Health and Human Services division and I look forward to working with faculty to expand the mission of SCC," says Yowe.

Health science programs at SCC prepare accountable, competent and technologically prepared individuals who are able to provide quality care and administration in diversified healthcare settings. For more information on SCC's School of Health Sciences programs, visit the college's website at: www.sccsc.edu/schoolslist

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