Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office: Russell House Suite 112
Anna Edwards leads the Department of Student Life, which includes athletics tickets for students; campus recreation; fraternity and sorority life; multicultural student affairs; off-campus living and neighborhood relations; parent and family programs; the Russell House University Union and its associated programs, including leadership and community service; and student media.
Edwards previously held the position of director of student services, in which she managed 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.
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 in 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.