Olin Sansbury is Chancellor Emeritus of USC Spartanburg, now Upstate. He is a native South Carolinian growing up in Darlington and earning a B.A. in history at Wofford College and a Ph.D. in international studies at USC Columbia. After serving 37 months in the US Army, including 13 months in Vietnam, Sansbury became a journalist; first as a reporter for the Florence Morning News and then as a newsman and editorial writer for WBTW television in Florence. He began his academic career teaching government and international studies at USC Florence and Coastal Carolina. When the Florence campus became Francis Marion College, he became the first dean of students at the new institution. Later Sansbury was vice provost for student affairs for the USC Regional Campus System for two years before being appointed chief administrative office at USC Spartanburg, a position he held for twenty years. After retiring from USCS, he became executive director of the Greenville Symphony for five years. Between 2004 and 2008 Sansbury was a visiting professor at Wofford College, teaching courses on the American presidency. He continues to offer classes in Wofford’s Lifelong Learning Program and writes regularly posts on current political and societal issues at olinsansbury.substack.com.