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Wanda Baker,

Opportunity Scholars Program Assistant

Opportunity Scholars Program

Wanda Baker, a lifetime resident of Sumter, worked in the banking industry for 12 years in several different capacities.  Wanda received her Associates in Arts degree from USC Sumter in 2003 and started working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She began her employment at USC Sumter in August 1997 as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Administrative and Financial Services.  In June 2004, she was appointed the Administrative Assistant in the Office of University Advancement.  She left USC Sumter and became the Office Coordinator at Early Autism Project in October 2006.  She missed the college atmosphere at USC Sumter and decided to return to the campus as the Program Assistant for the Opportunity Scholars Program in June 2008.  She enjoys her current job assisting and getting to know 150+ OSP students.  Her duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the OSP Office, administrative assistance, processing applications for new students and planning the meetings/workshops/trips/cultural activities.         


Wanda was selected as the recipient of the H.D. Barnett, Sr. Award for Outstanding Staff Member at USC Sumter for 2002-2003.  In 2002, she completed the College Business Management Institute, a three-year program sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers.     


Wanda is married to Tripp Baker and they have three daughters, one son, and two grandchildren. They are active members at First Church of God.  She is also a sustainer with the Sumter Junior Welfare League.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping and traveling.