Faculty and Staff
Novella Fortner Beskid, MEd
|Title:||Assistant Dean of National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
|South Carolina Honors College|
|Office:||DeSaussure College 330|
Novella serves as the Assistant Dean of National Fellowships and Scholar Programs. As the founding director of the centralized effort to support all UofSC students in national fellowship processes and a formalized program for an enhanced Carolina experience for Top Scholars, she had led these efforts since 1994. Prior to this work, Novella served as an Assistant Director in Student Life at UofSC with outsight of leadership development programs, community service programs, student organization registration processes, and advisement of traditional Carolina events.
In her more than 35 years of higher education, Novella has extensive administrative, strategic planning, and advising experience in student services best practices that empower student development. Her passion lies in guiding students to create and implement strategies of intentionality during their undergraduate careers, resulting in academic and professional accomplishments beyond their initial imagination.