USC Aiken Announces New Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Staff Report From Aiken CEO

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The University of South Carolina Aiken announced that Dr. Daren Timmons has accepted the position of provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, beginning July 1, 2019.

"Timmons brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the university," said Dr. Sandra Jordan, chancellor.

Currently, he serves as the interim provost, managing all academic programs and academic support services including enrollment management, admissions, and financial aid. Prior to assuming the interim position, Timmons was dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering at USC Aiken.

Before coming to USC Aiken in 2016, Timmons was the John C. Allen '62 Institute Professor of Chemistry and head of the chemistry department at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., where he developed new liquid crystal materials and metal-organic frameworks. Timmons has an impressive list of publications and has been the recipient of several significant grants, including one from the National Science Foundation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Duke University and his doctorate in chemistry from Texas A&M University.