The Social Contract of Public Higher Education

The Cecil B. Day Program in Business Ethics in the Scheller College of Business welcomes Joan Gabel, executive vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina, to speak on "The Social Contract of Public Higher Education."

About the speaker:
Joining USC in August of 2015, Provost Gabel oversees 16 schools and colleges. She is also responsible for the university's graduate and undergraduate academic programs, curriculum development, program assessment, university accreditation, system wide academic affairs policies, faculty development, and the stewardship of resources in support of the above.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Gabel served as the Dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri. Under her leadership, the college rebranded under the award-winning "We'll Show You" campaign. She improved inclusion among diverse populations through key hires and strategic programming. Gabel worked collaboratively to secure a private/public partnership that generated significant resources to begin establishing the groundbreaking Applied Learning Center, a home for high-touch, experiential learning methods. She also served as a board member for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Named a "shining star" by The Wall Street Journal, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles M. Hewitt Teaching Award, the Kay Duffy Service Award and the Bunche, Kemper and Holmes-Cardozo Awards for Excellence in Research. Her work has been placed on the National Law Journal's "Worth Reading" list and she served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies in Business. She earned her bachelor's degree from Haverford College and her juris doctor from the University of Georgia.

Event Details


  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Room 316, Scheller College of Business

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Sue Fulford
Scheller College of Business