Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr. is President Emeritus and Professor of Business Administration at Charleston Southern University. His career entails extensive teaching and administrative experience in public and independent higher education. Dr. Hunter has served as Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs,
Vice Chancellor for Development, and Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Vice President for Administration at Broward Community College and Vice President for Business at Blue Ridge Technical College. He also served as Dean of Student Support Services and Associate Professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University.
Dr. Hunter has also served in several capacities for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and currently is serving as a board of trustee member. He has served as an Institutional Effective Reader, a Financial Reader and Chair of several Peer Review Committees. Dr. Hunter has also served as a Commissioner on the Commission previously. He has been President of The Big South Athletic Conference and chaired numerous NCAA Certification visiting teams. He also served as Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and also serves on Advisory Boards for SCANA Corporation, Bank of America, Charleston Education Network and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Hunter has also served on the Board of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Universities. He also served as a faculty member for many years at the Business College Management Institute at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Hunter earned a B.S. in Business, an M.B.A. and M.A. in Student Personnel Services from Appalachian State University. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Management from Duke University. Dr. Hunter serves as a member of the faculty at the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Hunter and his wife Sissy are from Lancaster, South Carolina. They have two adult children in the medical field and four grandchildren.