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SCDSS Names South Carolina State University Graduate New Anderson County Director
4/5/2016 11:45:17 PM

Nikita Harrison
The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has named Nikita Harrison as Director of Anderson County DSS. She will assume the role on April 18, 2016.

Ms. Harrison’s career with DSS began in 1999 as a Children’s Services Supervisor in the SCDSS Division of Intensive Foster Care and Clinical Services Division. She continued in that role through July 2001 before receiving a promotion to the position of Children’s Services Program Director.

After 10 years as Program Director, Ms. Harrison’s proven leadership and management experience led to her continued work as the Deputy Director with Anderson County DSS from August 2011 until August 2012, at which time she was promoted to her current position of County Director of Pickens DSS.

Ms. Harrison is a graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (May 1992), Ohio University with a Masters of Health Administration (June 1994) and Converse College with an Education Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (August 2008). She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Supervisor.

Additionally, Ms. Harrison currently serves on the South Carolina Board of Examiners for the Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist and Psycho-educational Specialists.

Harrison looks forward to working with the staff and community partners to serve the children and families of Anderson County.

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