Dr. Ershela Sims Interim President of GSSM

August 22, 2019

Dr. Ershela Sims

Senior Vice President for Virtual and Outreach

The Board of the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ershela Sims has been appointed Interim President of GSSM for the 2019-2020 school year.  She replaces former President Dr. Hector Flores, who has resigned.  Dr. Flores served as GSSM President from 2016 through July 2019.  Due to Dr. Flores’ dedication and significant contributions, GSSM continued to improve during his tenure.  As was summarized in the Board’s earlier statement regarding Dr. Sims, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her roles at GSSM, which makes her uniquely qualified to lead GSSM during this period of transition.

The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Sims and, with the support of all GSSM stakeholders, the Board is confident Dr. Sims will provide the outstanding leadership our school and students deserve.


Carolyne Williams

Board Chair GSSM

Board of Trustees

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