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Director of Governmental Affairs

Candace TerryCandace Terry is the Director of Governmental Affairs for the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  She served eight years in the Navy as a Russian and Persian Farsi Cryptolinguist.  After her service in the Navy she attended the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies. 

She recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Social Work degree and a Certificate in Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families. 

Candace sits on the board and is a founding member of the non-profit organization, South Carolina Veterans’ Higher Education Group, with the goal of providing and advocating for veterans attending institutions of higher education in the state of South Carolina.