SC Department of Mental Health News Release

September 16, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Hutto, Public Affairs
              (w) 803-898-8584
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Cheatham Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

 Columbia, SC:  Harold E. Cheatham, Ph.D., of Clemson, SC, has been appointed to serve as a member of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission.

Dr. Cheatham, a native of  Pennsylvania, served as the dean, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, and professor of Counseling and Education Leadership at Clemson University from 1996 until 2001. He is presently Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Education Leadership.

He received his bachelorís degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, his masterís degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, and his doctorate in Counseling/Higher Education Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

He and his wife, V. Arlene Tabb, MPA, reside in Clemson, SC.

The SC Mental Health Commission is the governing body of the SC Department of Mental Health and has jurisdiction over the stateís 17 mental health centers, two hospitals, and two nursing care centers. Its seven members are appointed for five-year terms by the governor with advice and consent of the Senate.

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