ACLU of South Carolina announces new executive director

Shaundra Young Scott

An attorney who represented migrant farm workers is the new executive director of the ACLU of South Carolina, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Shaundra Young Scott succeeds Victoria Middleton, who is retiring after seven years as executive director of the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Scott previously worked for S.C. Legal Services as a supervising attorney of the migrant division. She is proficient in Spanish and received additional language training at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico and the Fenix Language Institute in Mexico.

Scott is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. She is a native of South Carolina and lives in Hanahan with her husband and son.

“The ACLU of South Carolina is fortunate to have such a passionate advocate for civil liberties as its new director to continue the organization’s fight for constitutional values in our state,” Board President Robin Garrell of Spartanburg said in a statement.

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