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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Charlene D. Slaughter, APR

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-456-0617
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 222
Columbia, SC 29208


B.A., Mass Communication, Winthrop University
MPS., Strategic Public Relations, The George Washington University


Charlene D. Slaughter, APR, is the director of communications for Experience Columbia SC. She came to the Experience Columbia in February 2018 after serving as marketing and communications manager for academic programs at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and assistant vice president for communications and marketing at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

In addition to her career in public relations and marketing, Slaughter was a print journalist for more than 10 years and served in numerous positions including sportswriter, news writer, city editor, sports editor and special assignments reporter. She won six South Carolina Press Association writing awards during her tenure at The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, including first place awards for enterprise reporting and profile feature writing.

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