Marc Shook has been named dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator, a new position in the University of South Carolina Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.
Beginning July 2, Shook will oversee the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, the Student Disability Resource Center and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education. He also will guide student education, prevention, training, positive engagement and compliance efforts in these areas.
"The University of South Carolina is pleased to have attracted a high number of well qualified candidates in the national search for our dean of students position.," says Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs and vice provost. "We feel fortunate to have acquired the services of Marc Shook, whose level of experience, expertise and skills align perfectly with the expectations for this role. We look forward to the many contributions we know he and the high-performing staff in the areas he will lead will make in the years ahead."
Shook will come to UofSC from LaGrange College in Georgia, where he is currently vice president for student engagement and dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator. Before joining LaGrange, he served as assistant dean of students in the University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Student Judicial Services and as director of the University of Alabama’s Blackburn Institute, a student leadership development and civic engagement program.
He earned his bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies from Southern Methodist University, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia.