Advising Center opens

The Office of the Provost has opened the new University Advising Center at the University of South Carolina. The center supports the university’s academic mission by providing undergraduate students, academic advisers and the campus community with resources, training, services and assessment in accordance with national best practices.

The center is located temporarily in Close-Hipp 201. Beginning mid-September, the center will move to the first floor of the Close-Hipp building directly off the main entrance.

Led by Claire Robinson, director, the center’s staff of eight advisers will see more than 1,000 transfer and change-of-major students in the first month of operation.

Cross College Advising and ACE coaching also have moved to the advising center. Although those teams are no longer part of Student Affairs and Academic Support, they still will partner closely with the division to serve our students. Staff should continue to refer students to these services. University Advising Center staff can be reached at 803-777-1222.

Please join Student Affairs and Academic Support in congratulating Claire and her team on this exciting transition!

In other division news, Kimberly Dressler will be joining the Student Success Center continuing her work with The Sophomore Initiative, coordination of peer leader programs, and management of domestic study away programs.

Jabari Bodrick, who joined the division in July as the assistant director of service learning, will continue to lead those initiatives from Patterson Hall.

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