Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has appointed Judy K. Sieg, previously SCC’s department chair for humanities and languages, to serve as director of the College’s new Downtown Campus, opening in August for fall classes in the historic Evans Building.
“Judy’s 24 years of experience at SCC coupled with her continuous community involvement will serve the College well in her new role,” said Henry C. Giles, SCC president. “Judy has eagerly accepted the challenge of opening and growing the Downtown Campus, and we look forward to her leadership in this endeavor.”
“The opening of the Downtown Campus will herald a new era for both the College and the city,” said Sieg. “The building is symbolic of both the past and the future: Spartanburg’s rich academic past as well as the College’s limitless potential to change the lives of the local community. What an incredible opportunity we have! I can’t wait to get started!”
Sieg previously chaired SCC’s Humanities and Languages Department for the past 12 years. She began her career at SCC in 1988 as a part-time English and speech instructor and was hired as a full-time faculty member one year later. Sieg also taught at USC-Spartanburg and at her alma mater, Converse College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s of education in gifted education. Sieg also received a certificate of higher education leadership from the University of South Carolina.
Over the past 24 years, Sieg’s involvement in extracurricular activities include directing Caravanserai, the College’s drama club; providing travel abroad opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; serving as president and executive director of the SC International Education Consortium; and serving as president of the southern division of the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) where she also served as a national judge and national coordinator of the CCHA literary magazine competition. Sieg also organized Memoria Tenere, SCC’s team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and she is currently a member of Girl Scout Troop 1012.
Sieg resides in Lyman with her husband, Steve. One daughter, Stephanie, lives in Lyman as well; her other daughter, Joy, is in Nashville, TN. In addition to higher education, she has a passion for traveling, cooking, and anything arts-related.
Dr. Jenny Williams, SCC’s academic program director of English, will fill Sieg’s previous role as department chair of humanities and languages.