Darryl A. Kelly

Special Lecturer of Business Administration

  • B.S., Business Administration Coker College
  • M.P.A., Troy State University

Professor Kelly has more than 24 years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor and Special Lecturer in Business for Coker University, over 25 years of experience mentoring, advising

and counseling students/business professionals and 30+ years of experience in Management and

Leadership positions, to include executive level leadership positions.


Steering Committee, Leadership Florence Program, Florence Chamber of Commerce
Mentor, South Carolina Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
Francis Marion Trail Commission, Pee Dee Committee (2006-2009)
Pee Dee Basketball Association, Youth Basketball Coach (2004-2012)
Florence Athletic Hall of Fame, Board Member (2008-2012)
Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association (Parliamentary 1993-1995)
South Carolina Certified Public Managers Association (Executive Board Member 2007-2009)
State and Provincial Police Academy Directors (Southern Region Representative)


South Carolina Highway Patrol (Retired)
Captain, Commander, South Carolina Highway Patrol Training Unit (2007-2009)

South Carolina Army National Guard (Retired)
Commander, 228th Signal Brigade Detachment (2003-2005)
Commander, Company A 151 Signal Battalion (1999-2002)
Human Resource Director (S-1) 151 Signal Battalion (2002-2003)


Lower Richland High School Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
Coker College Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award, 2013-2014
General James C Dozier Leadership Award (State Recipient), 2002
General Douglas McArthur Leadership Award (National Recipient), 2001
Florence Optimist Club Law Enforcement Officer Award, 1997

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