Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office: Russell House Suite 112
In her role as interim associate vice president for student life, Anna Edwards is responsible for 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; and student media.
As director of student services, Edwards directs and manages the operations and direction for four functional areas: athletics tickets for students, fraternity and sorority life, off-campus student services and community outreach, and substance abuse prevention and education. She oversees a team of 10 professional staff members and 20 Greek Village house directors.
Edwards has served as a member of the university's Social Compact Committee, member and co-chair of the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Professional Development Team, and as Student Life's representative on the division’s Planning, Assessment and Innovation Council. In addition, she taught University 101 for five years.
Edwards earned her doctorate in educational administration and master's hin higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's in political science and speech and communication studies from Clemson University.
Volunteering in the community plays an important role in Edwards' life. She serves as a national volunteer for Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity and is a member of the Junior League of Columbia, for which she has held a variety of leadership roles, including co-chair of Holiday Market and nominating committee. She is a classroom coordinator at her children’s school and volunteers with her church whenever possible.