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USC Connect Council

The USC Connect Council was established December 2011. The Council is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who provide global direction and oversight for USC Connect.

Current Members
  • Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director, USC Connect (Chair)
  • Helen Doerpinghaus, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Dennis Pruitt, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Academic Support
  • Donald Miles, Executive Director and SACS Accreditation Liaison, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Christy Friend, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Michael Kelly, Chief Data Officer, Division of Information Technology
  • Walter Collins, Dean, USC Lancaster
  • Charles Bierbauer, Dean, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
  • Mary Ann Byrnes, Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Jimmie Gahagan, Director, Office of Student Engagement
  • Stuart Hunter, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for the National Resource Center and First-Year Experience
  • William Burnette, Member, USC Connect Student Advisory Council
  • John Gardner, President, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education


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USC Connect
Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nick Vaught, Student Services Coordinator
Lisa Camp, Student Advisor

Student Representative Board

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