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Nancy Muller
Director and Associate Dean

As the Director of the Lowcountry Graduate Center - a position she has held since 2013 - Nancy Muller is responsible for identifying and facilitating graduate-level programs of study from accredited universities. Nancy is dedicated to enabling career advancement, and promoting economic growth in the Lowcountry region. She also serves as the Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the College of Charleston.

Nancy holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University, an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a PhD in health services research from Virginia Commonwealth University. A seasoned executive with 21 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Nancy has demonstrated experience in strategic planning and business development, competitive analysis, public education program development, not for profit organization management, and successful collaborative partnerships. Nancy led a national NGO for over a decade, and has served on both domestic and global boards and advisory teams. She currently serves as treasurer of the Worldwide Fistula Fund operative: a women’s health initiative in Africa.
Patricia Simpson
Student Services Coordinator

As the Student Services Coordinator, Patricia Simpson assists prospective students with program information, and provides academic support to enrolled students. Patty also serves as a liaison to the LGC partnering institutions: managing program delivery and scheduling course offerings. Prior to joining the LGC, Patty held several positions at the College of Charleston - primarily at the North Campus - serving in functions related to student admissions, recruitment, counseling, and advising. Patty has completed coursework at the College of Charleston, Trident Technical College, and Indiana Business College, and is a member-at-large of Delta Theta Tau.

Jannette Finch

Jannette Finch has served as the librarian for the Lowcountry Graduate Center since 2005, assisting both students and faculty with their research needs. Jannette offers library service instruction to onsite classes, and facilitates the use of electronic databases and online reference materials. She also coordinates the LGC interlibrary loan system: receiving books and materials from partnering libraries at the College of Charleston, Citadel, MUSC, USC and Clemson. Janette holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include: information design, online learning and teaching, experiential learning, and library service models.

Donna Johnson
Business Manager

Donna Johnson is the Business Manager for both the Lowcountry Graduate Center and the College of Charleston School of Professional Studies, and is responsible for implementing and maintaining business functions. Donna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting at Charleston Southern University, and an MBA from Webster University. Prior to joining the LGC, Donna worked with the College of Charleston Controller's Office.

Christian Duncan
Marketing and Media Relations Manager

Christian Duncan coordinates the marketing and public relations for all of the programs offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center, and represents the LGC at community outreach events. Chris develops advertisements, news releases and promotional materials in support of student recruitment, and also maintains the LGC website and social media outlets. Chris holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication from the College of Charleston, and previously served as a Public Support Associate for the American Red Cross. He is a Past President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and is a member of both the Charleston American Marketing Association and Charleston Young Professionals.