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 Parent & Family 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 Parent & Family 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.

Name City State
Daniel and Ana Maria Aceti Charlotte NC
Steven Akey and Joyce Carrier Alexandria VA
Steve Beckham and Gretchen Van der Veer McLean VA
John and Hope Bryant Raleigh NC
John and Ginny Collett Charlotte NC
David and Sonya Dunn Columbia SC
Mark and Lorie Easton Pawleys Island SC
Chris and Kathleen Fincher Greenville SC
George and Robin Funk El Segundo CA
Mark Goldstein and Lisa Raufeisen Northbrook IL
Chris and Sharon Grant Houston TX
Craig and Felicia Hester Austin TX
George and Paula Holm Richmond VA
Thomas and Kathryn Karol Alexandria VA
Tom and Patti Keegan Fairfield CT
Lin Laffitte Charleston SC
Katherine Latimer and Rick Slaten Potomac MD
Michael and Michele Mason Cos Cob CT
Renee and William Moore Charlotte NC
Bill and Molly Morris Chevy Chase MD
John and Annette Nikolich Lake Barrington IL
Kenneth and Dianna Palmer Edgewater MD
Michael and Nicole Parkerson Raleigh NC
Bailey and Mimi Patrick Charlotte NC
Dank and Connell Pinckney Charlotte NC
Jeffrey and Deborah Pompei Phoenixville PA
Trent and Wes Ragland Raleigh NC
John and Connie Rink Mount Pleasant SC
Craig and Emily Wall Columbia SC