Interim Director of Student Services and Community Outreach Director
Department of Student Life
University of South Carolina
Office: Russell House 034
Janie Kerzan joined the Department of Student Life in March 2015. As Community Outreach Director, she leads university programs and services to support the off-campus student population. She serves as a liaison between the university and the community by establishing collaborative relationships with local neighborhood associations, student apartment complexes, city and county officials and local residents. As Interim Director of Student Services, she provides leadership and support for the Student Athletic Ticketing Office, the Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Office and departmental emergency management planning.
In addition, Janie is active in the Carolina Community Coalition, the Non-Campus Community Safety Committee, the Provosts Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, the Women and Gender Studies Partnership Council, Leadership Columbia and the University LEAN Community of Practice.
Janie earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Higher Education and Business Administration from USC. Before starting her career at USC, she participated in a year of national service with AmeriCorps in Knoxville, Tenn., and currently serves as a local Dining for Women chapter leader, raising funds to support women and children living in extreme poverty. In her free time, Janie enjoys camping, hiking, organizing closets, sale shopping and spending time with family and friends.