Mickey Baines


Core competencies

  • Understanding enrollment operations
  • Implementing recruitment best practices
  • Developing communication workflows
  • Implementing new CRM technologies
  • Improving student service


B.A. in Theatre, Speech, and Dance, University of South Carolina
M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration, University of South Carolina

Prior Roles

President of Fourth Dimension Partners, Higher Education Consulting
Director of Accelerated Programs, Albright College
Director of High School Life, North Carolina School of the Arts
Assistant Director for Residence Life and First Year Programs, Elizabethtown College

Fun Facts

  • I co-produce and co-host a TV show, Best Bites, for my local community television station, BCTV
  • I am an On Air Guest for the QVC network and demonstrate various toys on the air during the holiday season
  • At the end of my undergraduate career, I spent many weekends performing as a stand-up comic, traveling to comedy clubs across five states
  • I am passionate about supporting the arts – I am President of the Board of Directors for the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, serve on the Performing Arts Board, and am a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for ArtsQuest
  • I grew up in Gaffney, South Carolina, hometown of fictional character, Frank Underwood, of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, House of Cards.