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Office for the Academic Experience

Mission Statement

The Office for the Academic Experience provides students with educationally purposeful opportunities that lead to deep learning, integrated social and intellectual development, and engagement with local and global communities.


  1. To promote student engagement in transformative learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
  2. To assure student success in ways that challenge all students to overcome obstacles in order to do their best work.

Departments that report directly to the Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience, Lynne E. Ford, include:


REACH Director Honored by South Carolina Governor
Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:15 am
Edie Cusack, Director of the REACH Program, was recognized by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster with a proclamation naming April 25, 2018 Advocacy Day for Access and Independence. For more information, read the article in The College Today:
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2017-2018 Student Employee of the Year
Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:00 am
Congratulations to Elizabeth Buckley, from the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) for being selected as the 2017-2018 Student Employee of the Year at the College of Charleston. She was selected from 1,246 student employees on campus. Her supervisor, Dr. Silvia Hanna, nominated Elizabeth for her contributions to AAPC’s new Mobile Academic Advising service.   […]
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