Two of Wofford College’s servant leaders were recognized by the Southern Conference (SoCon) by being named to its All-SoCon Faculty and Staff Team, which recognizes representatives from each of its member institutions for service to campuses and communities.

Jeff Burney, director of housekeeping and event services, and Dr. Jameica Hill ’88, chair of the Wofford College Department of Chemistry, are the college’s representatives named to the team.

Burney has worked at Wofford for 23 years. His career at Wofford began as a custodian in the college’s Richardson Athletics Building. Over the years, he’s built relationships with many of the college’s coaches and student-athletes. He credits many people at Wofford for helping bring out the best in him early in his career. He’s now using his position and influence on campus to do the same for others.

One of Burney’s top priorities is to show his staff that he has their best interests in mind and that he wants to provide a path for success like the one that he’s experienced.

Hill has been a member of the Wofford faculty for 29 years. She’s active on campus and in the broader community. Hill has long been respected for using technology while teaching chemistry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she implemented new teaching techniques and became a model teacher and scholar for remote instruction while leading workshops to help faculty colleagues through Wofford’s Center for Innovation and Learning. She’s served as the college’s faculty athletics representative for 15 years and has served on several SoCon committees. Hill currently chairs the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Postgraduate Scholarship Committee. The promotion of post-collegiate scholarship opportunities to student-athletes is one of her passions. 

Hill served as an integral member of Wofford’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Southern Conference’s Racial, Equity and Justice Task Force. She is among the 2021-22 cohort of Wofford’s Teach.Equity.Now. Fellows. Hill is committed to enhancing the interest of underrepresented groups in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas and has provided research opportunities, residential science programs and she volunteers with the United Way of the Piedmont. She’s also an ardent supporter of Wofford athletics.

Burney and Hill be recognized during the Wofford men’s basketball team’s home game against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at 7 p.m. on Jan. 5. 

The selections for the team were at each institution's discretion. Recipients all shared the common characteristics of demonstrated service to the institution and contributions to campus life and the local community. Faculty members selected demonstrated strong contributions to teaching, research and/or service, while staff members are being recognized for bringing out the best in others and creating conditions for success. Read more about the All-SoCon Faculty and Staff Team.