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SCC Names Dr. Lisa Satterfield as New Chief Academic Officer

February 1, 2023 by Colton Grace | 2023 | News

Dr. Lisa Satterfield stands with Dr. Michael Mikota, president of SCC
Dr. Lisa Satterfield stands with Dr. Michael Mikota, president of SCC

Spartanburg Community College is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Satterfield as the College’s new Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Satterfield comes to the SCC Chaser family from the South College Asheville campus, where she has served as Campus President and Dean of Academics and Student Services since 2018. With more than 18 years in higher education leadership, Dr. Satterfield is well-poised to manage and expand SCC’s more than 70 academic programs of study.

"I am proud to welcome Dr. Satterfield to the Spartanburg Community College Chaser family as our new Chief Academic Officer," said Dr. Michael Mikota, President of SCC. "Her extensive experience and accomplishments in academic operations and performance will greatly enhance the College’s capability to execute our new mission and vision to drive future prosperity throughout the communities we serve."

"I am eager to immerse myself in the Spartanburg community and become a part of Spartanburg Community College," said Dr. Lisa Satterfield. "With the ever-changing landscape of higher education, we are challenged to be creative and innovative in the development and delivery of higher education. As leaders, we must be catalysts of change that foster student achievement and preparation for the workforce."

As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Satterfield will oversee the College’s academic wing that encompasses more than 70 various programs of study and over 400 full and part-time faculty members. In line with the College’s upcoming new strategic plan, she will be tasked with reviewing and streamlining academic policies and procedures for effectiveness and efficiency and working to both expand existing programs of study and grow new programs to meet the higher education needs of our communities.

A product of Tennessee’s community college system, Dr. Satterfield graduated from Roane State Community College in Knoxville, TN with an Associate in Applied Science in Radiography degree and began her career in healthcare as a Radiologic and Lithotripsy Technologist. After advancing to serve as Director of Medical Imaging at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, Dr. Satterfield transitioned her career to focus on educating the next generation of healthcare professionals and took a position at South College in Knoxville as a Radiography Instructor.

Her expertise and passion for education helped grow and expand her responsibilities, progressing from instructor to Director for Radiography and Nuclear Medicine programs, Department Chair of Imaging Sciences, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and ultimately Campus President.

In addition to her associate degree, Dr. Satterfield earned her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Master of Arts in Adult Education degrees from Tusculum College and her Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee.