Beverly J. Jamison of North and Dr. Saundra H. Glover of Orangeburg have been appointed to the Medical University of South Carolina Board of Visitors.
Members are nominated by the trustees of the university and serve as ambassadors in their respective regions. Both Jamison and Glover were nominated by Barbara Johnson-Williams.
Jamison served as an Instructor or assistant professor of English at South Carolina State University from 1972 until December 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in professional English and a master’s degree in education from South Carolina State University. She also studied at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Jamison’s community activities include North Neighborhood Center volunteer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Youth Programs director and Calendar Committee for Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Essay Contest judge for Beaver Creek Baptist Association, trustee-at-large for Aiken Electric Cooperative, poll manager for the town of North, member of the Orangeburg County Democratic Party and member of the Board of Directors for the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Foundation and Orangeburg County Department of Social Services.
Her honors and awards include: Award of Services Rendered Chapter of the NAACP South Carolina State College (1986); South Carolina State English Department Teacher of the Year (1987); Fellowship Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities (1987-88); certificate of recognition, Youth Department, Hickory Hill Baptist Church (1989); inducted into the South Carolina State University Quarter Century Club (2002); Teacher of the Year School of Arts and Humanities (2003); and Teacher of the Year Department of Communications and Languages (2003).
Glover, Ph.D., MBA, is a professor and associate dean of Health Disparities and Social Justice at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. She is also director of Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, where she leads a multi-million dollar research effort to address cancer disparities and disparities in HIV/AIDS for rural, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the state.
Glover graduated from South Carolina State University in 1979 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and spent many years in the banking industry and as a business entrepreneur. She earned her MBA degree in 1984 and Ph.D. degree in 1991 in organizational behavior and human resource management from the University of South Carolina.
She is a member of the Orangeburg Chapter of the Links Inc., Beta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., First Nazareth Baptist Church and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Region IV Health Equity Council.
Glover received the 2013 Urban League Tower Award and the 2013 Faith and Community Service Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In 2012, she received the Martin Luther King Award and Health Care Hero Award.
Glover and her husband, Sam, have three children, Sam Jr. (daughter-in-law Denise), Jared and Crystal. They have two grandchildren, Sam III and Autumn.