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Misty Hatfield,

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

University Advancement

Misty Hatfield is currently the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at USC Sumter and also serves as the Webmaster. Prior to coming to USC Sumter, she served as the Director of Marketing for the 20th Force Support Squadron at Shaw AFB, Director of Public Relations at Central Carolina Technical College and also served as a Public Relations Specialist with Tuomey Healthcare System.


She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University, graduating cum laude and summa cum laude respectively. Previously, Misty has served on the United Way Board of Directors, and the Sumter Art Gallery Board of Directors; she is a member of the Sumter ATAX Board and was a member of the Chamber Board of Regents. She was a freelance writer for many years. Misty is a graduate of Leadership Sumter and has been active with the American Heart Association since 2000.

Currently, Misty is a member of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She has won several awards for her writing, design and advertising work in various fields.

She and her husband, Lee, have two daughters.