A crowd of students, staff and faculty gathered on March 27, in Stern Center Ballroom, to listen to Dr. Alicia Caudill speak about why she should be the next Executive Vice President for Student Affairs at the College.
In Caudill’s speech to the captive audience she explained her goals of cooperation between divisions and engagement with students, especially through technology. She emphasized her ideals of inclusivity, respect and understanding.
In Caudill’s current position in the Student Affairs Office at the University of West Georgia, she said she makes a continuous effort to improve the lives of students by holding regular meetings with on-campus organizations. Caudill explained that working at a university in the South has helped her to understand the issues of diversity and inclusion that she believes currently face the College of Charleston.
“You should leave [college] with an experience that means a lot to you,” she said.
Dr. Caudill has over 15 years of of experience in student affairs at West Georgia and Gainesville State College. She earned a Ph.D in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia.
The position of Executive Vice President for Student Affairs has been open since November, Dr. Caudill is one of four candidates interviewing for the job. All of the candidates participated in open forums for anyone to attend which are a part of their on-campus interview process. Currently the position is held by Associate Vice President Jeri O. Cabot.