Division of Student Affairs
Welcome Wood Marchant
We are very happy to welcome Wood Marchant as Director of the Collegiate Recovery Program.
Wood Marchant comes to the College of Charleston from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he has been a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) since May of 2013. A 1989 graduate of The College of Charleston (BA in English), Wood completed his Masters in Social Work at the University of South Carolina in 2004. Following graduate school, Wood worked at MUSC’s Division of Infectious Disease for five years where under their Ryan White Grant he helped connect patients with HIV and AIDS to community services and medication assistance. In the fall of 2010, he began work at the Charleston Center as a Clinical Counselor in the Transitional Care Unit inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. Transitioning from Charleston Center to CDAP in the spring of 2013, Wood has continued to work in alcohol and drug rehabilitation in the Intensive Outpatient Program and as an individual therapist. Sober for 19 years, Wood is married to Dr. Laura Lee Kinney and they have twins, Will and Anna Liles, who are in fourth grade.
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Experiential learning in soft skills like leadership, verbal communication, teamwork, conflict resolution - that's Student Affairs
We are campus life outside the classroom. We support the academic mission and enhance classroom experiences with additional services, programs and activities.
The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to the development of all students and to facilitating their cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development so they may become responsible, respectful, and effective individuals.
We value the holistic development of our students and their growth as globally-minded individuals through experiential learning, as well as the modeling of ethical behavior and accountability.
Skill opportunities that can be learned through the departments in the Division of Student Affairs
- Campus Recreation Services teamwork, communication
- Career Center: resume building, internships, verbal and written communication
- Center for Civic Engagement: taking initiative, project management
- Collegiate Recovery Program: communication, collaboration
- Counseling and Substance Abuse Services: communication, self reliance
- Dean of Students: communication, leadership, initiative
- Disability Services: communication, initiative, critical thinking
- Fraternity and Sorority Life: leadership, conflict resolution
- Higdon Student Leadership Center: leadership, communication
- Multicultural Student Programs and Services: collaboration
- Residence Life: conflict resolution, collaboration
- Student Health Services: self reliance
- Student Life: teamwork, verbal communication, collaboration
- Upward Bound and Pre-College Programs: critical thinking, initiative
- Victim Services: initiative, communication, leadership