On August 17, 2011, President George Benson announced the creation of the Staff Advisory Committee to the President. A provisional version of the committee was formed for 2011-2012 and this group wrote the bylaws which were approved by the President and the Executive Team. For 2012-2013, the voting membership of the committee was elected by the non-instructional staff of the College.
The Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) has several purposes, including:
- To advise the President about staff opinions concerning all issues and matters at the College that the committee considers of importance to the staff and to the institution.
- To receive from the President requests for advice and counsel regarding matters relevant to the staff that may call for action by the President or other members of the administration.
- To increase awareness of the contributions made by staff to the College of Charleston and to promote the recognition of outstanding staff.