Staff Notes

Dana Jablonski will begin July 1 as director of the Student Success Center. A USC HESA alumna, Jablonski previously has worked in the center as a graduate assistant and a full-time employee. She’s currently director of academic support at Auburn University. Namita M. Koppa, Office of Sustainability, has been appointed to the inaugural Columbia Food…

Added attention for bigger class

As we look forward to welcoming a record number of freshmen to campus this fall, the university is excited about and ready for their arrival. The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support is making adjustments to accommodate a larger number of students and working to ensure that this year’s incoming students will have access…

Edwards to lead student life department beginning July 1

Anna Edwards has been named interim associate vice president for student life. Beginning July 1, she will oversee athletics tickets for students; campus recreation; fraternity and sorority life; multicultural student affairs; off-campus student services; parents programs; the Russell House University Union and its associated programs, including leadership and community service; substance abuse prevention and education;…

Student Disability Services renamed

The office that coordinates support for students with disabilities has a new name: the Student Disability Resource Center. While the name is new, the staff are unwavering in the support they provide to ensure that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and to offer guidance to faculty, staff and campus partners in support of an accessible campus. If…

Division positioned to manage 3 percent reallocation

For the last several years, we’ve asked all units in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support to identify ways to reduce or reallocate operating dollars in the event of a change in funding. In the past, it’s been just an exercise. This year it’s a reality. The university is reallocating 3 percent of…

Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101 Announced

Steve Curtright, Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Housing, is the recipient of the 2017 M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101. A committee of faculty, staff and students selected Curtright from the 423 nominations (for 142 instructors) submitted by University 101 students. Curtright was nominated by four of his students. While…

Staff Notes

Jennifer Fendrich has joined the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity as the coordinator of outreach. Fendrich comes from Louisiana State University, where she gained graduate experience as a hall director and with Title IX cases. Prior to graduate school she served full time as an Upward Bound residence hall director and even worked…