Jarod Holt is named the new director of fraternity and sorority life

Jarod Holt has been named director of fraternity and sorority life at the University of South Carolina. Jarod has served in roles of increasing responsibility at South Carolina in the six years he has been on campus. Prior to serving as the interim director, Jarod served as associate director of fraternity and sorority life. In … Continue reading Jarod Holt is named the new director of fraternity and sorority life

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The New Student Health Insurance Policy

The following letter detailing the new policy has been sent to campus partners, and we would like to share it with you. The USC-Columbia campus will move to our final implementation of a student proof of insurance requirement for 2018-2019. This means that undergraduate and graduate students who take 6 credit hours or more, graduate … Continue reading The New Student Health Insurance Policy

What’s Dennis Reading 2017-2018

June 18, 2018 Norway Is Happiest Country in the World. What's the Secret? Despite long, cold, dark winters, Nordic countries perennially top the list of the world's happiest countries. Support may explain the phenomenon. - Time magazine (Note: This article is from 2017. Finland, another Nordic country, earned the title in 2018.) What's the Biggest Challenge for … Continue reading What’s Dennis Reading 2017-2018

Bobby Audley to be IdeaPOP! 2018 keynote speaker

The Professional Development team has announced that the keynote speaker for the 2018 IdeaPOP! conference will be Bobby Audley. Bobby Audley is a nationally recognized facilitator and speaker who has spoken twice on the TEDx stage, speaking on growth through difficulty and how to build meaningful connections with others. Bobby's talk will address energy and … Continue reading Bobby Audley to be IdeaPOP! 2018 keynote speaker

2018 Division Awards Winners

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support joined together to celebrate outstanding employees, graduate assistants and campus partners at the 2018 Recognition Breakfast, held Friday, April 27 in the Russell House Ballroom. AWARD WINNERS Excellence for Collaboration Hayley Efland, Office of Sustainability, and Laura Lavender, Green Quad Outstanding Staff Partner Award Candace Collins, USCPD Outstanding … Continue reading 2018 Division Awards Winners

IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 3

IdeaPOP!, the division’s annual in-house conference, is set for Wednesday, May 16 at the Russell House University Union. This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Creating a Culture of Well-Being” and will feature a keynote address, along with more than a dozen concurrent sessions. Each Monday between now and the conference, we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of them. … Continue reading IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 3

IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 2

IdeaPOP!, the division’s annual in-house conference, is set for Wednesday, May 16 at the Russell House University Union. This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Creating a Culture of Well-Being” and will feature a keynote address, along with more than a dozen concurrent sessions. Each Monday between now and the conference, we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of them. … Continue reading IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 2

Comings and Goings (March and April 2018)

Comings: Financial Aid – Camilla McCarthy, Vicki Proctor, Qadirah Smith Housing – Keith Oliver, Ronald Stroman Student Health Services – Lauren Bullard, Alicia Day, Stephanie Peterson, Karen Santizo Student Life – Larkin Cummings Career Center –  Elizabeth Warren Goings: Pamela Romeo, Housing Emily Epting, Student Life Lauren Wright, Admissions Latrecia Moyd, Housing Corey Jones, Admissions Alexandera Marshall, Financial … Continue reading Comings and Goings (March and April 2018)

IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 1

IdeaPOP!, the division’s annual in-house conference, is set for Wednesday, May 16 at the Russell House University Union. This year’s conference will focus on the theme "Creating a Culture of Well-Being” and will feature a keynote address, along with more than a dozen concurrent sessions. Each Monday between now and the conference, we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of them. … Continue reading IdeaPOP! 2018 Preview No. 1

Metz named senior director of development

Whitney Metz has been named as the new Senior Director of Development for Student Affairs.  She received her Masters in Higher Education, Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and her undergraduate degree from Newberry College. She starts her position on Friday, March 23rd with the parents council meeting. Previously, she has been working … Continue reading Metz named senior director of development

Division members to present at NASPA

Next week, the annual NASPA conference in Philadelphia will be loaded with workshops and presentations about issues and topics pertaining to student affairs professionals. This year, five members of the division will be presenting: Celebrating the Win/Win: Recommended Strategies for Successful Partnerships Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Presented by Amber Fallucca, USC Connect Monday, … Continue reading Division members to present at NASPA

Comings and Goings

Comings: Student Disability Resource Center - Amanda Noyes, Katherine Stori, Christopher Waitt, Jeremy Whisonant Office of the Registrar - Mary Elizabeth Henderson, Catherine Turner Student Health Services - Randi Blackmon, Mary Branton, Joshua Dunn, Amy Johnson, Danielle Rollocks Housing - Spencer Cohen Admissions - Kathryn Henchy, Elizabeth Szewczky Visitor Center - Kenneth Roach Health Services - Ray Dejesus Financial Aid - Chaz Gleen Moving … Continue reading Comings and Goings

What’s Dennis Reading? 2017-18

July 31, 2017 Engagement and Employability By examining the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills, Engagement and Employability focuses on the top skills employers seek when hiring recent college graduates. Enjoy a discussion and numerous examples of how to identify, measure, and assess employability skills as an outcome of cocurricular … Continue reading What’s Dennis Reading? 2017-18

Kennedy to lead housing and student development beginning Jan. 1, 2018

Kirsten Kennedy has been named interim associate vice president for housing and student development. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, she will oversee faculty principal-led living and learning communities, Student Health Services, the Student Success Center and University Housing. Kennedy also will lead the Student Disability Resource Center and Student Conduct and Academic Integrity until a new dean … Continue reading Kennedy to lead housing and student development beginning Jan. 1, 2018

What’s Dennis Reading? Directors Meeting Edition

Free Speech on Campus "Political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath examines the current state of the arguments, using real-world examples to explore the contexts in which conflicts erupt, as well as to assess the place of identity politics and concern with safety and dignity within them." - Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania Press Free Speech on Campus "In … Continue reading What’s Dennis Reading? Directors Meeting Edition

Enhance team-building skills with the USC Challenge Course Program

The USC Challenge Course Program now open to community member groups and organizations. The OREC challenge course is used to promote and enhance leadership and team-building through a series of adventure-based learning activities. This creative learning tool also develops stronger mental and physical well-being. Each program is tailored to a group's and helps them connect … Continue reading Enhance team-building skills with the USC Challenge Course Program

Bradley wins EAB Visionary Leadership Award

Stacey Bradley, senior associate vice president for student affairs and academic support, received EAB's Visionary Leadership Award for her work in leading collaborative student success efforts. The award honors Bradley for steering efforts to improve advising, better coordinate student services and enhance the student experience using EAB’s enterprise-level technology, which enables all stakeholders to manage student … Continue reading Bradley wins EAB Visionary Leadership Award

Rebecca Johnson to lead visitor center

The University of South Carolina named Rebecca Johnson as the next director of the USC Visitor Center. Her first day is Monday, October 2. Johnson joins UofSC by way of Coastal Carolina University where she served as senior assistant director of campus visits. There she managed the Welcome Center which hosts more than 22,000 visitors … Continue reading Rebecca Johnson to lead visitor center

Wagner promoted to assistant vice president

Mary Wagner has been promoted to assistant vice president for enrollment management and executive director of undergraduate admissions. Wagner has led the Office of Undergraduate Admissions since 2012 as director and previously as senior associate director since 2008. Under Wagner's leadership the office has experienced transformational change, with many technological innovations and expanded marketing and recruiting … Continue reading Wagner promoted to assistant vice president

What to know for fall: housing and facilities

With the new semester around the corner, a few changes have been made to enhance the Carolina experience. Here's a roundup of some of them: Some first-year students will be housed in off-campus apartment complexes Park Place and Aspyre this year. There will be live-in staff, additional programming and more shuttle stops to accommodate these … Continue reading What to know for fall: housing and facilities