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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Kelsey Ashford

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor I
Department: College of Information and Communications
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-0333
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 118
Columbia, SC 29208
Kelsey is pictured from the shoulders up wearing a black and white floral shirt. She has long braided hair and she is smiling.


B.S. Public Relations, University of South Carolina 
M.S. Criminal Justice, Boston University


Hometown: Columbia, SC

About Me: I am a Carolina girl who loves horseback riding and fishing. I also love traveling. In undergrad, I studied abroad at the University of Kent and lived in Canterbury, U.K. which opened my eyes to new cultural experiences. Outside of work, I spend time with my Maltese, Jax, as well as family and friends. My ultimate academic goal is to achieve a terminal degree and work in a field that positively impacts my community. 

Favorite Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advice to Students: Take advantage of the opportunities that your university has to offer you. Challenge yourself to reach new goals academically and experientially. And don't forget to check your student email!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.