Silvia Patricia Rios Husain will be the assistant vice president for student success in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support at the University of South Carolina.
Beginning Jan. 13, 2020, Rios Husain will partner with university and external stakeholders to advance the retention, timely graduation, career readiness and lifelong employability of our students and inform and enhance best practices in higher education student success. She will provide strategic direction and oversight to the Career Center, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, Student Success Center and University 101 Programs and guide the coordinated student success network.
Rios Husain has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Gaston College in North Carolina. Her robust experience with developing and redesigning processes and systems to better support student success make her the ideal candidate for this role. In addition, Rios Husain’s demonstrated record of community and employer engagement position her to guide the development and expansion of partnerships within and beyond UofSC.
Rios Husain earned her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin; her education specialist, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida; and her associate degree from Miami Dade College.