Student success is a goal that is shared by parents and the University, and our office strives to form a positive partnership with parents from day one. All parents are encouraged to join the dues-free Parents Association to receive monthly e-newsletters and other important email communication from the University of South Carolina. We’ll keep you updated on ways to encourage your student’s success and provide you with regular updates from the University. Also, in the event of an emergency situation, parents and families will stay informed from messages sent to Parents Association members. It’s free, and it’s the best way for parents to stay connected to the University of South Carolina!
The Office of Parents Programs also provides other partnership opportunities through our Parents Advisory Council.
The Parents Advisory Council consists of individuals who have been selected to serve in an advisory role to the Office of Parents Programs, the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support, and the University. Members of this special group meet once per semester. In addition to providing feedback and assisting in the creation of new initiatives with the Office of Parents Programs, members support the University by participating in the Parents Annual Fund with a significant leadership gift.
2012-2013 Parents Advisory Council
Jimmy and Patti Addison – Columbia, S.C.
Jeff and Leslie Archie – Chapin, S.C.
David and Dana Berg – Mendota Heights, Minn.
Sam and Nancy Bernstein – Charlotte, N.C.
Joe and Melissa Blanchard – Columbia, S.C.
Bobby and Bridget Bories – New Orleans, La.
Glen and Sharon Boucher – Calabasas, Ca.
Scott and Mary Boyd – Columbia, S.C.
Walter and Anne Bristow – Columbia, S.C.
Sergio and Pitty Cadavid – Tampa, Fla.
Derick and Sallie Close – Charlotte, N.C.
Alan and Cynthia Farquharson – Fort Worth, Texas
Ellis and Kathy Gardner – Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Mike and Sandi Genau – San Antonio, Texas
Gary and Jane Green – Charlotte, N.C.
Joe and Kate Haleski – Pittsburgh, Penn.
Mark and Dalila Hastings – Caldwell, N.J.
Joel and Donna Hill – Dallas, Texas
George and Paula Holm – Richmond, Va.
Bob and Nancy Koons – Wayne, Penn.
Sterling and Lin Laffitte – Estill, S.C.
Anthony and Delphine LaGroon – Marietta, Ga.
Joe and Patty Lucot – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bob and Rita Norton – Falls Church, Va.
Sam and Susan Rankin – Charlotte, N.C.
Jim and Heather Risko – Charlotte, N.C.
Chip and Shayla Rumely – Atlanta, Ga.
Tom and Anne Shandley – Davidson, N.C.
Jimmy and Julianna Strickland – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Denny and Amanda Strigl – Princeton, N.J.
Jay and Lillian Swanson – Medfield, Mass.
Maxwell and Julie Taylor – Winston-Salem, N.C.