Professional Education and Personal Interest Program Manager
Continuing Education and Conferences
Jim Twitty, Conference and Event Services Manager, is responsible for managing the operation of the unit that supports conferences and special events for academic and service departments, state agencies, associations and businesses.
Jim attended USC and earned an Associate Degree in Institutional Administration and a Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies. Jim began working for Continuing Education as a student in 1978, became full-time temporary in 1980 and accepted a permanent position soon after. He worked with numerous programs including short courses, Summer at Carolina youth programs, professional development, educational travel and conferences.
Jim left his position as Director of Community Programs in 1992 to work for the City of Columbia managing operations for city sponsored festival and events. Jim also managed several area events and associations including the South Carolina Festival and Event Association, the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade, the Irmo Okra Strut Festival among others. Jim produced murder mystery events for more than 15 years.
Jim returned to USC in 2000 as Director of Continuing Education. Jim left USC for a short time to pursue other projects but returned to a part-time position that eventually lead to his current position in Conference and Event Services.
Jim currently serves on the Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, has held several offices in the USC Administrative Club and has been a member of numerous professional organizations.