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College of Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Lauren Knottek, LMSW

Title: Recruitment Coordinator
College of Social Work
Phone: 803-777-3702
Office: Hamilton 221
Lauren Knottek


Alumna Lauren Knottek returned to the College of Social Work as recruitment coordinator in 2017. She is responsible for developing relationships with colleges and universities, planning and managing on-and-off-campus recruitment events, and answering questions from prospective students regarding academic programs and admissions requirements.

Prior to returning to the University of South Carolina, Knottek worked at a local non-profit, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, serving low-income South Carolinians. In various capacities as an organizer and LMSW, she used grassroots efforts to drastically impact, educate, and empower organizations and community members alike across the state.

Knottek completed the university’s LEAD I and LEAD II supervisory and leadership training and currently serves on the program committee for Girls on the Run Columbia. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of South Carolina and received the Outstanding Graduate Social Work Student Service Award in 2014. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of South Carolina.

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