The College of Charleston family continues to grow with the addition of these new staff members from across campus. Coming from near and far, these new employees (listed alphabetically below) are all excited to be here on the College of Charleston campus – and to get to know the students, faculty and staff who make the Cougar community so special!
Brooke Anne Bedingfield
Training and Development Assistant, Office of Human Resources
Background: I am a Kentucky native and completed my bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Kentucky in 2018. I then headed to Washington, D.C., to complete my master’s in organizational leadership and learning at George Washington University, and recently graduated in May 2021. I worked at the Department of Transportation’s Talent Development Division and then at GWU Athletics’ HR office as an administrative assistant before coming to CofC.
Interests: In my spare time I enjoy calling up my loved ones to catch up and share stories! I also can’t say no to a good TV binge/movie day. I love trying new experiences whether it be a different exercise place, exploring a new city, or learning to make a new cooking dish. I like to hike as well, I’ve been fortunate to explore some of the National Parks near Vegas where my family resides.
Looking Forward: I am most excited about working directly with people and fostering relationships with others. I think everyone is missing that human connection piece right now, and I am energized that, in this position, I will be able to assist others with their leadership capabilities. The community of CofC already has been extremely welcoming, so I look forward to being on campus!
Master Teacher, N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center
Background: I am originally from New Jersey, where I worked for seven years at Kaplan Cooperative Preschool in Hoboken and received my master’s in elementary education from New Jersey City University. My family moved to the Charleston area in July of 2020, and I have spent the last year teaching at Addlestone Hebrew Academy in West Ashley.
Interests: I love spending time with my family; we love beach time, biking, playing tennis and reading. I enjoy watching sports (the Mets and Jets!), playing basketball and paddle boarding.
Looking Forward: I look forward to being a part of, and contributing to, a community and culture that is surrounded by individuals who support each other and focus on the importance of early childhood development and mentoring our future educators.
Cashier/Customer Service Representative, Treasurer’s Office
Background: Born and raised here in Charleston, I worked with Harris Teeter for almost five years.
Interests: I’m an avid gaming enthusiast. I’m also a huge basketball fan, torn between the Cougars and the Tar Heels.
Looking Forward: I’ve had family members attend the College, as well as work for the College. I know this will be a great environment and a fun experience.
Employment and Leave Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
Background: I have been living in Charleston since 1996, was employed at CofC for over 10 years but left to pursue my HR career, and I’m extremely happy to be returning back to CofC.
Interests: I have too many hobbies to list. But I enjoy spending time with family and friends in my spare time.
Looking Forward: I’m looking forward to meeting new people and open to new experiences.
Associate Director of Multicultural Services, Residence Life
Background: I am from Michigan City, Indiana, but I am coming to the College of Charleston from Hot Springs, Arkansas. I was a residential experience coordinator for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts where I lived and worked with 200-plus highly gifted and talented students who reside in Arkansas.
Interests: Creativity and independence are extremely important to me. I show that in my hobbies through my pottery that I sell on the side as a small business, as well as painting, embroidery, etc.
Looking Forward: I am looking forward to getting to know the area, the people and the job itself. South Carolina is an entirely new environment for me and I am excited to be working with college students again.