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…

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…

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…

GA Switch Process and GARP Dates

First-Year GA Switch Process: The First-Year GA Switch Process allows for first-year graduate students who are interested in having a different GA experience for their second year to interview with offices who are interested in hiring second years for any open GA positions they will have for the 2018-19 school year. The Career Center will…

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…

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…

Counts named TRiO director

The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that Althea Counts has been named director of TRiO programs for the University of South Carolina. Counts has more than 20 years of TRiO experience, including 15 years with USC TRiO programs, the last 10 of those as associate director. She earned her Bachelor of Science…