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Stephen C. Osborne

Executive Vice President for Business Affairs

Stephen Osborne Executive Vice President for Business Affairs

Office Address
Randolph Hall, Suite 104
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843.953.5841
E-mail: osbornes@cofc.edu

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Stephen C. Osborne has served as the College of Charleston’s executive vice president for business affairs since 2006. In this capacity, he manages the Business Affairs Division, which includes budgeting, fiscal services, payroll, internal auditing and financial reporting; the Office of Business and Auxiliary Services, which includes parking services, Dining Services, bookstore operations and Cougar Card Services; and the Offices of Procurement and Supply, Human Resources, Facilities Planning, Government Relations, as well as Information Technology, Physical Plant, environmental health and safety and the Sustainability Office.

Before coming to the College, Osborne served the South Carolina Budget and Control Board (B&CB) for nearly 27 years, ultimately as chief of staff. In this position, he chaired the Board of Regents for South Carolina Executive Institute and served as vice chairman for the Enterprise Information System Oversight Committee. In addition, he was a gubernatorial appointee for the S.C. 911 Advisory Committee and a B&CB appointee for the Commission on International Cooperation and Agreement. Also during his service to the Budget and Control Board, Osborne served as the state director of Total Quality Management and the chairman of the S.C. Information Technology Advisory Committee.

Independently, Osborne has presented a paper on South Carolina’s budgetary process at the Transatlantic Forum in Germany, and he’s had several articles published in the South Carolina Policy Forum. He is a past-president and past–vice president of the South Carolina International Personnel Management Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the National Association of State Personnel Executives, the American Compensation Association, the College and University Personnel Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Education

1978: M.B.A., University of South Carolina
1976: M.P.A., Western Kentucky University
1973: B.A. in Political Science, College of Charleston

Career Highlights

2006–Present: Executive Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, College of Charleston
2001–2006: Chief of Staff, South Carolina Budget and Control Board
1996–2001: Director, Division of Budget and Analyses, South Carolina Budget and Control Board
1994–1996: Director, Office of Human Resources, South Carolina Budget and Control Board
1989–1994: Assistant Director, Office of Human Resources, South Carolina Budget and Control Board
1984–1989: Manager, Employee Relations, Office of Human Resources, South Carolina Budget and Control Board
1983–1984: Personnel Manager, Policy Management Systems Corporation, Columbia, S.C.
1978–1983: Employee Relations Analyst/Senior Analyst, Office of Human Resources, South Carolina Budget and Control Board

Honors and Achievements

2013: Chair, Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s Organizational Excellence Committee
2011–Present: Member, Board of Directors, Charleston Regional Development Alliance
2010–Present: Member, S.C. Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Council
1995–1996: Public Administrator of the Year, South Carolina Chapter, American Society for Public Administration