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Preston Residential College

Anita Poole

Business Manager
Phone: 803-777-1674




Anita Poole was born in London, England and moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her family when she was in high school. She came to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina and Columbia became home to her.  She completed her B.S. in Criminal Justice and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  

Anita has worked in an education related area for many years.  Her experiences include working as an undergraduate and graduate assistant in the College of Criminal Justice providing support to the faculty advisors; serving as a trainer in the education area for a company specializing in billing software for insurance companies; and working on the administrative side with children and teachers in an early childhood setting.  She is thrilled to be returning "home" to USC and is looking forward to working with the wonderful Preston community.

Anita is married to Ryan and they have three children; Aaron, Jenna (currently a USC student), and Nicholas.  Anita and her family love spending time together and joking about who spoils Dixie (the dog) the most!  

Anita Poole's responsibilties:

  • Budget management & account reconciliation
  • Calendar & space scheduling for Seminar Room and Junior Common Room
  • Communication with Preston Dining regarding menu updates
  • Provide administrative support for Principal & Assistant Principal