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Mike Dial

Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-8318
Office: Close-Hipp, Office 314
Resources: Book a meeting with Mike on Bookings
Mike Dial


B.S. Recreation Administration, Eastern Illinois University

M.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Springfield, IL 

About Me: I am a practitioner-scholar focused on the first-year experience and student transitions with an emphasis on academic interventions and the needs of students on academic probation. Beyond work, I am a father, husband, and Gamecock Women’s Basketball superfan.

Favorite Quote: "What's delayed is not denied." - Dawn Staley

Advice to Students: The path to success is not always a straight line. It's ok if you stumble. It happens to many students who go on to have incredibly successful college experiences. Your academic advisor is here to assist you through it all. Reach out and ask for help when you need it. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.