Institutional Core Values
We take accountability for our actions and adhere to the highest ethical standards in all our professional obligations and personal responsibilities. We demonstrate respect for self, others, and place.
We are committed to a dynamic intellectual community, high academic standards, strong academic programs, exceptional teacher-scholars, engaged students and lifelong learners.
Liberal Arts Education
We encourage intellectual curiosity and foster each student’s ability to think creatively and analyze, synthesize, apply, and communicate knowledge from many sources.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We create and nurture a diverse and inclusive community demonstrated through our thoughts, words, and actions. We value and respect the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences every individual has to offer.
We are devoted to nurturing thriving scholar-citizens through the intellectual, ethical, and social development of each individual student.
We act with an entrepreneurial spirit to imagine and implement creative, bold, and sustainable solutions in our pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement.
We demonstrate social responsibility in meeting the educational and professional needs of our community, our state, our nation, and the world.
Statement of Institutional Mission
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public university grounded in the principles of the liberal arts and committed to developing ethically centered, intellectually versatile, and globally fluent citizens who create innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges.
The Mission Statement (also called the Statement of Purpose) has been approved or revised by the State College Board of Trustees or the College of Charleston Board of Trustees on January 16, 1974; March 12, 1986; January 16, 1991; February 15, 1994; July 13, 2006; July 23,2014; August 25, 2014; and May 7, 2020
The College of Charleston will be a transformative national university redefining liberal arts education through innovation.
Executive Officers of the Administration
Andrew T. Hsu
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Executive Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Alicia D. Caudill
Executive Vice President for Student Affairs
Cathyn H. Mahon
Interim Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
College of Charleston Board of Trustees
R. McLaurin Burch
Elizabeth Middleton Burke
John H. Busch
Demetria Noisette Clemons, Vice Chair
Henry A. Futch, Jr.
Andrew A. Gianoukos
Henrietta U. Golding
David M. Hay, Chair
Shawn M. Holland
Randolph R. Lowell
Toya D. Pound
Penelope S. Rosner
Renee Buyck Romberger, Secretary
August G. Swarat II
Brian J. Stern
Steve D. Swanson
Craig C. Thornton
Ricci Land Welch
John B. Wood, Jr.
Elizabeth W. Kassebaum - Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees