LILLIAN B. KOLLER, J.D. NIKKI R.

HALEY
STATE DIRECTOR GOVERNOR
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, P.O. BOX 1520, COLUMBIA, S.C. 29202-1520
TELEPHONE: (803) 898-7360 • FAX: (803) 898-7277
WEB SITE: www.dss.sc.gov




June 2, 2014



The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Governor of South Carolina
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Governor Haley:

It is with great sadness that I offer my resignation as the State Director of the South Carolina
Department of Social Services (DSS).

It has become more and more apparent to me during the past few weeks that my being the State
Director is causing a distraction and making it more difficult for DSS to continue the measurable
improvements made to the Agency during my tenure that have improved the lives of the citizens
we serve.

It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with you, Governor. You are a great leader and a
great woman. I wish you all the best in life. Please give my regards to Michael and your children,
too.

Sincerely,



Lillian B. Koller, J.D.
State Director