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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Brian  McCaster

Title: First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Engineering and Computing
Assigned Majors: Electrical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4023
Office: Swearingen Engineering Center, Room 1A01L


B.S. International Business, University of Arkansas
M.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Arkansas


Hometown: Conway, AR

About Me: Although I spent 6 years as a Razorback becoming a Gamecock has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far! Columbia, South Carolina has become a home to me, and I believe it can be the same for you. One sure fire way of making a home out of this beautiful campus is to grow right where you are planted. The benefits of serving on the Carolina Judicial Council, as a University 101 Instructor and now as a First-Year Academic Advisor are immeasurable. I hope you will challenge yourself to find your own point of entry into the spirit of this campus!

Favorite Quote: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." I Corinthians 13: 4-7

Advice to Students: There are two mindsets that we have at any given time - one of growth and another that is fixed. In every area of your life, from the classroom to your relationships, acknowledge that perfection is never the goal. Pursue your passion, practice your purpose and love people along the way. In the end, I bet you'll find that perfection looks a little different than you thought.