Author Archive for Tierney Bates

About Tierney Bates

Dr. Tierney J. Bates has established himself as a national thought leader, speaker, networker, career coach, innovator, and voice on diversity, equity, inclusion, and GENERATION NOW! He has given over 180 keynote talks, presentations, and workshops. With over 20 years in higher education, he has progressed from entry level to senior level administration, providing leadership, vision, and responsibility for strategic initiatives and solutions in student affairs, diversity & inclusion, career services/workforce development, recruitment, and fundraising. He is currently the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate. His work has garnered him an ACPA 2023 Diamond Honoree, 2021 Mackes Leadership Award by NACE, and a NASPA Region III HBCU/MSI Outstanding Professional 2020 Award, plus he was a two-time faculty favorite.