The board of trustees’ ad-hoc presidential search committee of South Carolina State University unanimously voted to recommend Alexander Conyers to be the next president of the university, pending approval of the full board.
In March 2021, Conyers was appointed vice president for strategic alliances and initiatives at the university. The board named Conyers acting president on July 13, 2021, and changed the designation to interim president on August 25, 2021.
Conyers had a 28-year career in the U.S. Army. He served at the Pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of the Army.
Conyers is an alumnus of South Carolina State University, where he majored in criminal justice. He holds a master’s degree in corrections from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University in Alabama.