Kim McMahon

Director of Campus Life and the Russell House University Union

Department of Student Life
University of South Carolina


Phone: 803-777-3889

Fax: 803-777-1125

Office: Russell House, Suite 218

As director of campus life and the Russell House University Union, Kim Lovelace McMahon provides leadership and vision for the 12 full-time staff, four graduate assistants and 70+ student employees and leaders in providing a safe facility, quality programs and important services to the university community. Kim’s area of responsibilities include Russell House operations and event services, leadership and service programs, Carolina Productions, Carolina After Dark, Student Organizations, Homecoming and Tigerburn.

Prior to returning to Carolina in August 2008, Kim worked at Texas Tech University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Florida State University with various responsibilities in the student union, including leadership programs, student organization services, community service initiatives, spirit activities, campus-wide programming,  bowling and art centers, facility operations and risk management. She was involved in national service for the Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL) for two years before attending graduate school.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Speech from the University of South Carolina in 1993 and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University in 1997. In her spare time, Kim enjoys collecting chili pepper paraphernalia, watching General Hospital and shopping at Macy’s.