USC Upstate building name approved for Tryon resident, Sansbury

Published 10:23 am Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dr. Olin B. Sansbury Jr., who now lives in Tryon, served as director, vice president and finally as chancellor of the

Dr. Olin B. Sansbury Jr.

University of South Carolina Upstate from 1973 to 1993. Under his supervision, the campus grew from an enrollment of 750 students to approximately 3,000 students, and from offering only associate’s degrees to offering undergraduate degrees in 30 fields of study, as well as graduate programs in education.
In recognition of Sansbury’s commitment and dedication to USC Upstate, the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved the naming of the campus life center on the USC Upstate campus to honor him. An official naming and dedication ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Olin B. Sansbury Jr. Campus Life Center.
“The Olin B. Sansbury Jr. Campus Life Center will stand as a testament to a man who contributed greatly to the development of USC Upstate,” said Dr. Tom Moore, chancellor of USC Upstate. “Dr. Sansbury is most deserving of this recognition as he led theuUniversity for a long time and laid a great foundation for its future.”
The campus life center is the hub of student life activity. Opened in 1995, it houses dining services, student affairs, counseling services, disability services, student organization offices, student publication offices, several meeting rooms, a computer lab and an automated teller machine. A large ballroom, overlooking the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, is often used for receptions and other events.
Sansbury, originally from Darlington, S.C., served as executive director of the Greenville Symphony after retiring from USC Upstate.