Alumnus Bryant Named Lt. Governor of South Carolina
Thursday, February 2, 2017
(Athens, Ga.) Kevin L. Bryant (’89), president of Bryant Pharmacy and Supply in Anderson, S.C. and an alumnus of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, was named the 92nd lieutenant governor of South Carolina Jan. 25, after serving in the South Carolina senate from 2005 to 2017.
The conservative republican’s ascension from the senate to the lieutenant governor’s position came after Gov. Nikki Haley was confirmed Jan. 24 by the U.S. Senate as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster was elevated to the post of governor, and S.C. senators elected Bryant to his new role.
While at UGA and the College of Pharmacy, Bryant was a member of the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacist, serving on the hypertension committee, and an active member of Campus Crusade for Christ. He was awarded the Smith’s Drugs Scholarship and completed externships at the Medical Arts Pharmacy and St. Mary’s Hospital, both in Athens.
His father, Cliff Bryant (’61), also an alumnus of the UGA College of Pharmacy, was the founder of Bryant Pharmacy and Supply, a full-service pharmacy and durable medical equipment provider in Anderson.