PC Leadership

Brian Fortman, Dean of Enrollment Management

Brian Fortman has held the position of PC’s dean of enrollment management since July 2010, but joined the PC executive team in 2008 as the director of admissions. Previously, he served as the senior assistant director of admissions and assistant men’s soccer coach at Goucher College for seven years.

Fortman graduated from Goucher College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in business management, and earned his Master of Education degree in athletic leadership and administration from Goucher College in 2013.

His background at Goucher College helped to prepare him for the much larger role he has taken on here at PC. Making the big move from Maryland to South Carolina has allowed Fortman to bring operational vision, proven leadership and decision making skills, and a strong work ethic to his position. Over the past four years, he has been able to help PC reach admissions goals while developing the foundation for future enrollment.

Brian is active in the Clinton community, where he resides with his wife Becky and sons, Zach (9) and Chris (7).

Grady Jones, Vice President of Advancement, Marketing, Public Relations and Communications

Grady Jones joined the Presbyterian Team as the Vice President of Advancement, Marketing, Public Relations and Communications on October 27, 2014, after serving as the vice president for institutional advancement at Westminster College, which is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).

Grady earned his B.S. in English and Religious Studies from Oakland City University, and received his M.S. in Philanthropic Studies as well as his Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFM) from the Indiana Fund Raising School.

Jones brings a unique perspective to PC after spending nineteen years in higher education department leadership roles, including advancement, development, alumni relations, marketing, communications and media relations. In his spare time, Jones enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, fishing and writing short stories.

Susan Maddux, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Susan A. Maddux joined PC on May 1, 2013 after serving Converse in a similar role since October 2005. She graduated from Converse College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and computer science/mathematics. She was certified as a public accountant in 1994 and completed a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1995. Before her current role, she served as controller of Converse College from 1994 to 2005.

As vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Converse, Maddux’s responsibilities included overseeing accounting and audit; student financial aid; financial projections, trends, and forecasting; budget development and oversight; health benefit and property; risk management; dining room and café services; online bookstore; summer camps and conferences; and facilities rentals and auditorium. She will see similar responsibilities at PC.

Maddux resides in Boiling Springs, S.C. and has two sons who are in high school. She was recently married to Brian Maddux, who is a special education teacher at Woodmont High School.

Don Raber, Provost

Dr. Donald R. Raber II started as PC’s provost in January 2, 2013. Raber joined the PC faculty in 2002 in the Political Science Department and served most recently as dean of Academic Programs.

He earned his B.A. in political science from Furman University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, where he studied the presidency and the federal bureaucracy. Outside of his service to PC, Raber was a past president of the South Carolina Political Science Association and the former editor of its Journal of Political Science.

Even as Don went to graduate school at a research-oriented institution, he appreciated the value of a liberal arts education coupled with individualized commitment to student success. Having spent time in South Carolina as both a student and a professor, Don recognized how PC stands out as an ideal place to teach, study, and work with young people. Now as Provost, he is energized by the chance to work with PC’s outstanding faculty and staff to pursue a first-class education for our 1,150 undergraduates and over 200 students in the School of Pharmacy.

Brian Reese, Director of Athletics

Brian Reese came to PC in 2010 after serving as associate director of student-athletics at Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, Reese also spent time as director of football operations and as director of sports operations. He has also been head athletic trainer at Furman University and assistant director of sports medicine at the Citadel.

Reese is a 1986 graduate of Grand Valley State College in Allendale, Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma in 1989.

While working at The Citadel and Furman University, Reese was impressed by PC’s excellent academic and athletic reputation. He was also attracted to the challenge of building a Division 1 athletic department from the ground up. Now, his favorite part of the job is working with PC’s student-athletes, who Reese explains “compete against the smartest students during the week and against some of the best athletic talent on the weekends.”

Joy Smith, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

Dr. Joy Smith joined PC as vice president for campus life and dean of students on January 18, 2013. Smith is the former associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Clemson University. She has a comprehensive background in all areas of campus life, including student learning and development, career services, student health services, and multicultural affairs.

Smith received her B.S. in administrative management in 1975 and master of education in 1977, both from Clemson University. She received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia in 1991.

With her education, experience, and belief that educating and developing the whole person involves affirming the worth of every student as a wonderfully and uniquely created individual, Smith’s vision for campus life is a great fit for PC. She is excited to be working with Claude Lilly to ensure a bright future for PC, continuing to build on the College’s strengths of faith, relationships, service, and spirit.