Austin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration from South Carolina State University, a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership, and Doctor of Education from Alverno College. His experience and passion in higher education expands across the past decade as he has held positions in Admissions, Student Life, Student Orientation Services, Compliance, Title IX, Strategic Initiatives and Physical Accessibility Services. He currently serves as the Student Services and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the South Carolina Technical College System Office in Columbia, SC.
Austin is a vibrant, sagacious, and down-to-earth educational catalyst. He creatively communicates progressive educational truths and offers alternative perspectives to higher education challenges. When he’s not writing his doctoral dissertation or hanging with his 9-year-old son, he’s binging episodes of This Is Us & Survivor, swimming laps at the pool, taking trips around the country with his cousins, or eating good food in Sumter and Columbia.