First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides

First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides

Patricia Moore-Pastides, first lady of the University of South Carolina, is a successful public health professional, the author of three books, an accomplished cook and an advocate for many worthy causes. In addition to her role as first lady, which includes hosting events for the university throughout the year, health is her top priority.

Patricia Moore-Pastides pursues her passion for health through teaching, cultivating organically grown produce for events and the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market, conducting cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and lectures, and collaborating with campus partners to promote meditation.

She is a member of the university’s Board of Visitors and is an adjunct faculty member in the university’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, where she teaches the course Healthy Mediterranean Cooking. Moore-Pastides has also served as a director and planner for several health care organizations. She enjoys promoting health and wellness throughout the various USC campuses and the region.

Moore-Pastides’ most recent work, “At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe,” is a fascinating look at the President’s House, a historic landmark in the center of the university’s original campus. Her previous books are “Greek Revival: Cooking for Life” (2010) and “Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life” (2013).


Patricia Moore-Pastides

Letters from the First Lady

With a bounty of life experience and health expertise to share, First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides shares practical ways you can enhance your life on campus and beyond.


Learn how you can make time work with your health in mind.

At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe

At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe

You can purchase “At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe” through USC Press, on campus at the Russell House Bookstore or online through Amazon. You can also pick up signed copies of the books at Moore-Pastides’ book signings.


Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the university’s Educational Foundation.