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Carli Mercer named director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Carli Mercer has been named director of Fraternity and Sorority Life following a national search. Beginning July 18, Mercer will lead Fraternity and Sorority Life operations and oversee 7,300 students, 20 facilities, 23 staff members and two graduate assistants.

Mercer, who has served as interim director since August 2021, came to the University of South Carolina in 2017 as associate director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In this position she advised the College Panhellenic Association executive board and the Panhellenic recruitment process. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer developed innovative recruitment and intake processes to keep the community active but safer.

Prior to joining South Carolina, Mercer served as coordinator for fraternity and sorority life at Arizona State University.

She earned her master’s in higher education leadership and her bachelor’s in organizational communication from Northwest Missouri State University.

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