Will Sheppard selected as director of multicultural student affairs
In his role, he will lead the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs team, focusing on the strategic vision for the division.
In his role, he will lead the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs team, focusing on the strategic vision for the division.
The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support has added to its leadership team with recent hires in University Housing and division-wide construction and renovation.
Beginning Sept. 18, Galloway will develop and execute the vision for financial services and lead the team responsible for the operations and administrative systems supporting a team of over 500 with budgets greater than $100 million.
For the past 15 years, Kim McMahon has helped set up first-year students for success as director of the Russell House University Union. This year, McMahon was awarded the Dennis A. Pruitt Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award.
The Office of Student Advocacy – formerly the Office of Undergraduate Ombuds Services – has moved to Russell House West Wing Suite 115. The change, along with a planned expansion of services, will give students greater access to support.
Beginning July 17, Mari Ross-Alexander will provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and well-being.
Between April 10 and 13, Student Affairs and Academic Support will host three candidates for the position of associate vice president for student health and well-being.
A University of South Carolina staff member and program were recognized for excellence at the Association for Student Conduct Administration annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
New Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support J. Rex Tolliver describes the path that led him to working in student affairs and where he sees the road leading as he takes the helm at UofSC.
Over the course of his 20-year career in higher education, J. Rex Tolliver has learned to ask questions — and seek solutions — in student affairs. And one question in particular drives his efforts: What can we do to improve the student experience?
Tolliver, who will begin Aug. 22, will lead all student affairs and academic support units that serve the university’s 36,000-plus student population, including Student Health Services, Housing, Student Success and Student Life.
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.
Beginning July 5, Hinds will be responsible for coordinating staff development and training; leading the department's emergency management planning; and overseeing marketing, communications and assessment offices.
The award, given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes successful efforts to create a bikeable campus using strategies that include design, education and planning.
Ed Gatzke, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the new faculty principal for the Green Quad living and learning community.
The Office of New Student Orientation hosted the 2022 Southern Regional Orientation Workshop -- more commonly known as "SROW" - March 4-6 at the University of South Carolina.
The UofSC Career Center is committed to advancing the professional development of all students, regardless of their status and background. Amy Gardner, manager of student employment, shares her insight about a new initiative to help staff recruit student employees and to make the on-campus job experience more meaningful for students.
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Achievement (DEIA) Advisory Council is conducting a listening tour to gather information on efforts throughout the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.
After nearly four decades leading the University of South Carolina’s student affairs division, Dennis Pruitt will retire from his role as vice president and vice provost when his contract expires in January 2023.
Alison Hughes has been named the new director of the Office of New Student Orientation at the University of South Carolina, a role she'll begin March 21.
Shaomian, associate professor in sport and entertainment management, has been selected as the new faculty principal for Preston Residential College at the University of South Carolina.
Powell will be responsible for $100 million in budgets for more than 30 departments and five responsibility units in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.
Schiff is responsible for directing the planning, development, design and construction of University Housing projects.
Marc Shook, dean of students, deputy Title IX coordinator and interim university assistant vice president for civil rights and Title IX, won the AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Professional Award, which will be presented March 22 at the NASPA awards ceremony in Baltimore.
Beginning Nov. 16, Parks will direct the planning, strategic development, design and operations of information technology systems within the division.
Flynn is responsible for promoting the Department of Student Life through communications and marketing, planning and implementing major events, managing the department's emergency communication planning and overseeing the student ticketing office.
First-generation students from low-income families who arrive at the University of South Carolina find a home and support through the Opportunity Scholars Program, where a combination of smaller classes, mentoring, advising and workshops improves students’ academic performance and graduation rates.
Badesha, who began her role June 15, oversees disability-related compliance at South Carolina and facilitates accommodations for students with disabilities on the Columbia and Palmetto College campuses.
The Substance Abuse Prevention and Education office was awarded a $528,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to support collegiate recovery and substance misuse services.
Beginning April 16, Law will provide guidance, monitoring and analysis in budgeting and finance for the departments comprising Student Affairs and Academic Support.
The award from the Association of Student Conduct Administration recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of student conduct.
University 101 had its most successful semester ever in fall 2020, according to results from course evaluations and the First-Year Seminar Assessment. Students agreed that they recommend future UofSC students take University 101, the course improved their transition to the university and taking the course was a valuable experience.
South Carolina has re-established the President's Council on Sustainability, whose members are charged with providing "input and expertise to the Office of Sustainability regarding goals, programming and evaluation of sustainability at the university."
One year after COVID-19's arrival in the United States, it's clear that its effects go beyond the disease itself. Conclusive, long-term data on how the pandemic has impacted substance abuse is not yet available — but the short-term data suggest an overall increase.
Holt will serve as the primary contact for parents and families of undergraduate students at South Carolina and will be responsible for managing events and communications that help parents and families support their students' success.
A grant from the International Town Gown Association through the Molson Coors Great Plays Program will be used to promote risk reduction strategies, substance abuse education and alcohol-free programming to promote safety and health for students.
After losing both of her parents, Antonia Adams has made a new start at the South Carolina Honors College. Her journey shows the importance of perseverance and the belief that education can restore confidence and hope.
The University of South Carolina is once again recognized for offering the best first-year experience of any public college in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings released Monday (Sept. 14).
A conversation with the Leadership and Service Center's Ambra Hiott, director, and Carly Zerr, leadership coach
Established by the late Robert "Bobby" Dobson III ('60, '62 J.D.), the Dobson Volunteer Service Program has touched lives on campus and around the world for more than 20 years. Since funding its first student trip in 1999, the program has supported more than 1,300 student trips to 60 countries on five continents.
The University of South Carolina strives to be an environment where all students can flourish and succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Essay sat down over coffee to discuss the programs and support that South Carolina offers first-generation and low-income students with three champions of these inclusive efforts: Althea Counts, director of TRIO programs; Joey Derrick, director of student financial aid and scholarships; and Dana Talbert, director of the Student Success Center.
Junior Andee Poulos's battle with a life-threatening injury sparked an organization dedicated to helping families facing the same hardships.
Haleema Adly, a freshman nursing major from Columbia, has used her life experiences to become an educator and advocate for multicultural people.
Anna Book, a senior public health major from Charleston, has found community at South Carolina by leading the Homecoming Commission as its president.
James "Davis" Hayman, an international business and finance major from Johnson City, Tennessee, has created a platform to advocate for the disabled community.
Ryleigh Waiters, a senior University Ambassador and exercise science major from Lancaster, South Carolina, has turned giving back to the university into her passion
Uriah Chapman uses his Magellan Guarantee Research Grant to study the disparities between police interactions with people of different races
Beginning Jan. 13, 2020, Silvia Patricia Rios Husain will partner with university and external stakeholders to advance the retention, timely graduation, career readiness and life-long employability of our students and inform and enhance best practices in higher education student success.
The University of South Carolina has the top first-year student experience among the nation’s public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings.
The five-story center next to the Russell House opened in fall 2017 with open spaces, indoor plants and built-in efficiencies. It is one of 16 buildings on the UofSC Columbia campus with LEED certification.
Year after year, the number of lives transformed by the University of South Carolina’s Gamecock Guarantee program keeps growing. But numbers alone don’t tell the full story.
Financing college isn't always a simple process for students and their families. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of South Carolina, led by director Joey Derrick, has set out to improve it.
Junior Andee Poulos’s battle with a life-threatening injury sparked an organization dedicated to helping families facing the same hardships.
Kirsten Kennedy has been named associate vice president for housing and well-being, a position she's held in an interim capacity since January.
Marc Shook has been named dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator, a new position in the UofSC Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.
NASPA, the national organization for student affairs professionals, recognized three UofSC programs and a former associate vice president for excellence in the field.
Anna Edwards has been named associate vice president for student life, a position she's held in an interim capacity since July 2017.
David Tran, a first-generation college student from Greenwood, South Carolina, dreamed of becoming a doctor. Thanks to the Gamecock Guarantee financial and academic support program, Tran will graduate this December and head to medical school.
On Sept. 15, a 6-foot-5, 773-pound bronze statue of the beloved mascot will be dedicated in front of Davis College, just off Greene Street next to the Melton Observatory. Cocky is seated on a bench, with one hand raised high with a spurs-up sign. His other hand rests on a stack of books, a nod to Cocky’s role as a literacy leader around the state.
With its soothing interior colors, lush plants, comfy seating and walls of windows, the new student health center might become the next cool place for students to hang out. And if that happens, executive director of student health services Debbie Beck will be more than a little pleased.
To provide local students with a first-hand look at the benefits of gardening, sustainability and wellness, the Office of Sustainability collaborates with the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department to host a two-week, interactive summer program.
Each year, as students move out of their residence halls, they leave behind thousands of pounds of unwanted items — from futons to lamps to clothing. These donated items will be up for grabs Friday and Saturday (May 19-20) at the Give It Up For Good yard sale sponsored by University Housing.
Record rainfall in October 2015 caused widespread flooding and devastation in Columbia. UofSC staff members worked around the clock to ensure student safety and to provide essential services.
Out to Lunch, a longstanding program run by the Student Success Center in partnership with Carolina Dining Services, was started as a way to improve interaction outside the classroom by encouraging students to invite their instructors to a meal and then talk about — well, that’s up to them.
As spirit chair of UofSC's Relay For Life team, Stephanie Pacheco encourages others to work hard in the fight against cancer. Pacheco needs no extra encouragement. Her motivation is her family.
Real food, as in fair, local, humane and ecologically sound, was something that Ryan Gaucher says his group had “moderate interest” in before filming its documentary, “Something to Chew On.” But Gaucher and classmates Cole Haltom, Coleman Krietemeyer and Colin Rex were able to use a class assignment to better understand and improve their community.
UofSC's Multicultural Assistance Peer Program helps students of color find everything they need to fit in, have fun and get the most from their college experience.
Hilary Lichterman, associate director of residence life, University Housing, describes the residential curriculum and its implementation at UofSC.
French professor Lara Lomicka Anderson loves being part of and building communities. As the newly named principal of Preston Residential College, she and her family will move into the residence hall, where they will experience the college journey with undergraduates for the next three years.
Five years ago, there was no Gamecock Sailing Club. Today, there’s an active club with up to 80-plus members during any given semester. Meanwhile, the club’s president, a senior finance major who graduates this week, hopes to turn her passion into a career in the sailing industry.
When a 1,000-year deluge inundated the city of Columbia, University of South Carolina students rolled up their sleeves.
The University of South Carolina presented its top honors, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Steven N. Swanger awards, to four graduating seniors during the university’s annual Awards Day ceremony Thursday on the historic Horseshoe.
Helping her peers, especially other young women, find their leadership voice is Caroline Westberg’s passion. She has spent the past year – her senior year at the University of South Carolina – creating Women LEAD. On Wednesday, Westberg was named the 2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year.
UofSC's Supplemental Instruction program has been named the 2016 Outstanding SI Program by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction.
If you're looking for a path to success, find someone who has done what you want to do and follow in his or her footsteps. If you've already been down that path, show someone else the way. It's called mentoring, and at UofSC it leads to great things — we've got the programs to prove it.
Even with two majors and a minor, Jory Fleming still finds time to volunteer in the community. And so does his service dog, Daisy.
Teamwork, leadership, passion and hard work. These are just some of the words, Austin Royal and Patrick Pope would use to describe the success of their student organization, Ducks Unlimited at the University of South Carolina.
The university's team for the Midlands Heart Walk this year is being led by the girlfriend and friend of a UofSC police officer who lost his battle with heart disease at the age of 29.
Jill Goodtree, Olivia Currey and Richard Lipkin are interns for the university’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The three public relations majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications had the opportunity to work for CNN during the television network’s two “town hall” events at the UofSC law school, leading up to the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries held in South Carolina in February.
For 30 years, the University of South Carolina has brought together students around the region to talk about leadership and diversity. This year, students and faculty from across the SEC also will be part of that conversation.
Vernon Pryor came to Carolina through the Gamecock Gateway program, and the sophomore electrical engineering major has since earned a scholarship that covers all of his educational costs until graduation. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship also guarantees him a job as a civilian employee in the Department of Defense for three years after graduation.