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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Silvia Patricia Rios Husain

Associate Vice President for Student Success

Phone: 803-576-8476
Office: Thomas Cooper Library Suite 504

Rios Husain partners with university and external stakeholders to advance the retention, timely graduation, career readiness and lifelong employability of our students and to inform and enhance best practices in higher education student success. She provides strategic direction and oversight to the Career Center, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, Student Success Center and University 101 Programs and guides the coordinated student success network. 

Rios Husain has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Prior to joining USC, she served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Gaston College in North Carolina.  She has robust experience with developing and redesigning processes and systems to better support student success and a demonstrated record of community and employer engagement position.

Rios Husain earned her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin; her education specialist, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida; and her associate degree from Miami Dade College.

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