The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Science In Action Week Assembly

Theme: “ Technological Innovation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence ”
Neal-Jones Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday, February 8, 2024
10:00 AM

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics prepares students to make an impact on the 21st century

Highlights of Accomplishments of our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gwynth R. Nelson


Dr. Gwynth R. NelsonDr. Gwynth Nelson is an exceptional academic leader and advancement professional with over 20 years of experience in higher education that includes accreditation, strategic planning, curriculum development and fundraising. As the SC III Executive Director, she has helped raise HBCUs’ profile among South Carolina’s businesses, industries and rporations. She is the embodiment of the SC Institutes on Innovation and Information (SC III).


  • Ph.D.: Educational Leadership, Capella University and Colorado State University
  • MBA: Management, Olivet Nazarene University
  • BA: Telecommunication, Indiana University

Boards and Professional Memberships:

  • South Carolina Institutes on Innovation and Information Foundation, Inc.
  • American Association of University Women
  • South Carolina Broadband Planning Commission, South Carolina Legislature (Office of Regulatory Staff)
  • South Carolina Women in Higher Education
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
  • North Carolina United Way, Board of Directors

Professional Experience:

  • Executive Director, SC Institutes of Innovation and Information (SC III), Commission on Higher Education, State of South Carolina
  • Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement, South Carolina Sate University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development, Vorhees University, Denmark, SC
  • Senior Director of Development, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Vice President, Adjunct Professor, Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Assistant Director of Education and Development Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Adjunct Professor, Curricular Development, Devry University, Atlanta, Georgia, and Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated