Staff Notes

Stacey Bradley, Office of the Vice President, presented the webinar “How a high-performing university improved the student experience” for EAB. Maya Burney, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, was selected to attend NASPA’s New Professionals Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Wagner, Undergraduate Admissions, completed the LEAD (Learn, Educate & Develop) Supervisory Essentials Program offered by…

Brewer wins NASPA III award

Jerry Brewer received the NASPA Region III AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Award at the organization’s Summer Symposium in Orlando. The award honors Brewer’s commitment to the student affairs profession, his support of and involvement in NASPA and his work to create a campus environment that facilitates student learning and development. Brewer recently transitioned from his position as…

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…

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…