Dr. Manley Marvell Collins
We Are One in District 32!
I was born in Washington, DC in MedStar Washington Hospital Center, but raised in the Eadytown Section of Pineville, South Carolina (Berkeley County). I am a substitute teacher. I attended and graduated from South Carolina Public Schools – Berkeley County School District, such as Cross Elementary and Cross High School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University. I graduated from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management with Master of Science and MBA. I recently graduated from University of Phoenix with PhD/Doctor of Management. My hobbies are working out, meeting new people on the campaign trail and elsewhere, running, and lifelong learning. This is my very first political position in South Carolina. I have managed and supported multi-billion dollar contracts (DoD, DoT, and USDA) supporting various agencies plus twenty (20) teams, three (3) to five (5) direct reports, and seven (7) to twelve (12) indirect reports. I am a single, bachelor male with plenty of siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren.
My focus is on service, gratefulness, and vocalization.
I have actively participated in charity marches, such as March of Dimes and AvonWalk for Breast Cancer, protest gatherings, such as the original Million Man March and Women’s March, and member of two fraternities – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc. My leaders that inspire me to run are the US President Ronald Reagan, US President Barack Obama, Former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, US Secretary of State Dr. Condolezza Rice and Colin Powell, and US President George Washington.