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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Staff Advisory Committee to the President


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.

Ongoing Initiatives

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 and minutes are provide online. 

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 and monthly Cougar Spirit Days. See Staff Morale & Wellness.

The SAC also hosts the Celebration of Staff annually in June where staff accomplishments are celebrated and the recipients of the Outstanding Staff Awards are announced. 

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:

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

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

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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 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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