Staff Advisory Committee to the President

Providing Council on Staff Related Issues

The Staff Advisory Committee to the President (SAC) represents you if you are a non-instructional staff member at the College of Charleston. We are an advisory group to President on issues, policies, and practices that affect the university and those served by the committee.* We are 21 elected individuals and three ex-officio members, who in turn represent more than 1,100 full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt CofC staff members as outline in the SAC Bylaws (PDF). The Faculty Senate represents our counterparts for the instructional staff (faculty) at the College.

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Purpose

The Staff Advisory Committee to the President (SAC) has several purposes, including:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To increase awareness of the contributions made by staff to the College of Charleston and to promote the recognition of outstanding staff.

Read more about SAC.


Meetings & Events

The General SAC Committee meets once per month on a varied meeting schedule. SAC Executive Committee and Subcommittees each meet once per month or as needed. Meetings are open to elected members.

Staff Open Forums are announced and held as need and are always open to all staff served by the committee. Additional events include regular Staff Drop-ins, monthly Cougar Spirit Days, and the annual Celebration of Staff. See Staff Morale & Wellness.


Elected Members

The Committee consists of 21 representatives: four at-large representatives, 16 divisional representatives, and one temporary employee representative with representation from each division as outline in the SAC Bylaws (PDF). Staff members self-nominate during the open nomination period. 

View the current Staff Advisory Committee Members.

Go directly to a SAC webpage:


Your Voice Matters

SAC was created to give a voice in matters that are important and relevant to our staff. 

We urge staff to contact their representatives and/or submit an online Cougar Cares: Staff Input Form.


SAC Reports & Staff Survey

All subcommittee reports and SAC reports to the President are available by contacting the Ed Pope, Vice President of Human Resources and ex-officio member at popeeb@cofc.edu.

For results from the the recent staff survey conducted by SAC, contact the SAC Communication & Concerns subcommittee.


Recent SAC Accomplishments & Ongoing Initiatives

  • Launching a Temporary to Permanent Employee Conversion Initiative.
  • Sponsoring regular Staff Drop-ins, monthly Cougar Spirit Days, and the annual Celebration of Staff. See Staff Morale & Wellness.
  • Allowing staff access to the George Street Fitness Center and establishing a Health & Wellness Speaker Series. See Staff Resources.
  • Publishing an internally focused news feed via CofC Today: Faculty/Staff.
  • Hosting Staff Open Forums to provide SAC an opportunity to learn more about specific, high-impact topics important to staff. 
  • Conducting a campuswide CofC Staff Survey and analyzing results for use by SAC to identify and prioritize goals.
  • Reestablishment of the Staff Professional Development Fund.
  • Communication of Staff Resources and Perks:

*The SAC is not intended to act as a representative for the purposes of negotiating terms and conditions of employment for this class of employees or for negotiating the grievances of individual employees or groups of employees.

SAC Announcements

Spring Break Training Opportunities (tools for working remotely)
Posted on 12 March 2020 | 1:20 pm
OneDrive and Teams Faculty/Staff Training Opportunities: In these one-hour Microsoft OneDrive (cloud-based storage) or Teams (collaboration) trainings, IT will share best practices and fundamentals. Faculty and staff can RSVP to hamtl@cofc.edu to attend. Microsoft OneDrive – March 13 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Online Microsoft Teams – March 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Online Microsoft OneDrive – March 18 […]
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“CofC Day” is Jan 30. Join us in celebrating our 250th anniversary!
Posted on 28 January 2020 | 11:55 am
  In celebration of the 250th anniversary of its founding, the College of Charleston will hold its first-ever CofC Day event on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. A day of giving aimed at generating excitement and support for the institution’s future, CofC Day provides students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College with the opportunity […]
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