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Irma Van Scoy
Executive Director

Phone: 777-3272
Dr. Van Scoy is a former Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and chaired USC's Quality Enhancement Plan Committee. She has an extensive background in integrative learning and educational partnerships.

Damara Hightower-DavisDamara Hightower-Davis
Assistant Director

Phone: 777-6242
Dr. Hightower-Davis has 16 years of experience in education settings including serving as an education associate in the SC Department of Education and as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Benedict College. She has extensive experience in accreditation and assessment.

Natalie Smith-KennerNatalie Smith-Kenner
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 777-3272
Ms. Smith-Kenner holds a BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and brings cross-campus experience from both academic and students affairs to USC Connect. Her prior experience includes management and customer service in the private sector.


Nick VaughtNick Vaught
Student Services Coordinator

Phone: 777-4500
Mr. Vaught has a B.S. in Philosophy and Religious Studies and a M.S. in Education from Radford University. He served as an Academic Advisor at Virginia Tech before coming to USC. He enjoys working closely with students and helping them fully enhance their education at Carolina.

Lisa CampLisa Camp
Student Advisor

Phone: 777-4500
Miss Camp has a B.A. in English from Clemson University. At Clemson, she served as an Academic Advisor for the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and as a Writing Fellow for the Pierce Center for Professional Communication. She has a background in customer and student services and enjoys helping students articulate what they have learned through their experiences at USC.

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Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nick Vaught, Student Services Coordinator
Lisa Camp, Student Advisor

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