Emeritus College

Stone, DeWitt

DEWITT STONE has continued to be actively involved in the academic world since his retirement as Assistant VP for Academic Affairs in October of 2001. His interest in South Carolina history led to his writing five articles for the South Carolina Encyclopedia, and his book Wandering to Glory: Confederate Veterans Remember Evans’ Brigade was published by the USC Press in 2002. It is the only history that has been written about this interesting brigade in which about 10,000 South Carolinians fought during the course of “The War”. He accepted a (voluntary) position at Lander University, where he established and directed the study abroad program from 2004-2014. Under his leadership this program assisted 148 students to spend a semester at a university abroad, and it also assisted about 20 faculty members to take approximately 250 students on 35 two-week study tours abroad. In 2014 he filed for election to the Lander Board of Trustees, and he defeated the incumbent trustee and another challenger to win the seat. He was recently elected to a second term (2018-2022) by the South Carolina General Assembly.