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Tyron Clinton
Tyron Clinton

Academic AffairsDirector of the Student Success Center & TrioMoss Hall803-533-3963

Tyron Clinton

Tyron Clinton is direct of the Student Success Center and TRIO Programs at South Carolina State University.

Clinton is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of academic success strategies and initiatives that contribute to student success, college completion, and career/graduate school placement.

In collaboration with faculty and key student support services departments, Clinton also ensures comprehensive intervention services that will lead to increased graduation rates.


He received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from South Carolina State University and a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling from Webster University. He also is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)


Clinton has over 20 years of progressive experience working with students and youth.

Prior to his current role, he served as the associate director of TRiO Programs at SC State working directly with students, school counselors, and administrators that provided assistance and preparation for post-secondary education. He also was responsible for planning and developing social and cultural activities for high school students and establishing appropriate academic and personal goals through intrusive academic advising. Other responsibilities included counseling; study skills workshops; Financial Aid and scholarships assistance; career development; and financial literacy.

His other professional experience included program manager for Talent Search at SC State. The role required him to identify and assist students in grades 6-12 from underrepresented backgrounds with graduation from high school to postsecondary education.

He also served as coordinator of SC State’s GEAR-UP program, in which his responsibilities included assisting GEAR-UP students with passing exams; monitoring student's grades/credits to promote on-time graduation and completion of college pre-requisite curriculum; and providing grade-level appropriate information about career and college options.

Clinton has several honors and professional affiliations. He is a recipient of the Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association Community Service Award, a member of Edisto Lodge No. 39 Prince Hall Affiliated Masonry, and a motivational speaker.

He and his wife Adrienne have two adult children.