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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Hope Watson

Title: Assistant Director of Development
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-7118
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 240G
Columbia, SC 29208


B.A., Communications, University of South Carolina Aiken 


Hope Watson previously worked in Central Development at USC where she spent three years working with the Office of Annual Giving. After overseeing student philanthropy and young alumni giving, as well as overseeing the launch of the University's first crowdfunding platform, she is excited to use her knowledge and passion for philanthropy education to connect donors with giving opportunities that are meaningful to them.


Watson has served with the Alumni Council at the University of South Carolina Aiken for the past three years. She has also served as an advisor for her college sorority —  the Chi Phi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi.


She is married to Dj Watson. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, doing DIY projects, and spending time with her two dogs, Maisie and Bentley.