The College of Charleston family continues to grow with the addition of these new staff members! Whether they’re returning to the College after some time away or working remotely, they are excited to apply their expertise and share their interests – and we’re excited to have them!
Please extend a warm welcome to them all!
Shannon Bassett, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
Shannon Bassett ’03
Title IX Investigator/Equal Opportunity Programs and Employee Success Professional, Office of Equal Opportunities
Background: In May 2022, I graduated from the Charleston School of Law. Before going to law school, I worked in K-12 education for over 10 years as a high school and middle school English teacher and as a literacy instructional coordinator.
Interests: I am mom to three awesome kids, and much of my spare time revolves around their activities. If there is ever time left over, then I enjoy using it to sketch and paint.
Looking Forward: As a Charleston native and alumna of the College, I may be biased, but I love the people here and beauty of the campus.
Latia Dorsett, REACH Program
Senior Support Coordinator, REACH Program
Background: I am originally from the state of New York; however, most of my family is from South Carolina. Before the College of Charleston, I worked in various capacities pertaining to education, human services and career exploration/readiness with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am returning to the College of Charleston REACH Program as the senior support coordinator because of its mission, values, out-of-this-world students and wonderful staff! It is great to be back. I know where I belong!
Interests: I love , love , love to dance. Anything with Zumba and yoga, I am totally there for it! Also, I enjoy helping out in the community, planting, classic movies and more.
Looking Forward: I definitely look forward to working in a student-oriented community, where growing minds are continuously supported, challenged, uplifted and encouraged.
Maggie Jordan, Halsey Institute
Maggie Jordan ’12
Archival Projects Coordinator, Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art
Background: I am originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and moved to Charleston in 2008 to attend the College of Charleston. After graduating in 2012 with degrees in anthropology and art history, I began my career working for local nonprofit arts organizations and local city government, as well as doing exhibition design and freelance art consulting. Before joining the Halsey Institute, I worked as the visual arts coordinator for the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and as the interim executive director at Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Interests: My hobbies are traveling, going to museums, reading, listening to history and true crime podcasts and watching movies. I recently picked up embroidery. In my spare time, I like to deep-dive into random research projects and spend time with my friends and my husband, Gavin, and our cat, Olive.
Looking Forward: I enjoy the energy and environment of the College, and enjoy the experience of working with students and faculty. I attended the College and was a former CofC employee, so it is special to continue making memories on campus.
Megan Libert, Information Technology
Megan Libert ’07 (M.P.A. ’16)
Senior Business Analyst/Consultant, Office of Portfolio Management, Division of Information Technology
Background: With a diverse background in sports management, nonprofit administration, higher education and IT, I was most recently a consultant with a local technology-consulting firm supporting government and commercial projects. Originally from Kentucky, I attended the College and earned my B.A. in communication (’07) and MPA (’16).
Interests: You can catch me at concerts, sporting events, the beach, yoga or with a cup of tea and a good book. I also enjoy experimenting with calligraphy, stationery and mailing letters.
Looking Forward: I look forward to investing back in an institution that was integral to my own educational journey and career path and serving the campus community through our projects!
Kelsi Schagunn, International Education
Assistant Director for Study Abroad, Center for International Education
Background: I am originally from Montana. I received my master’s degree in international studies from American University in Washington, D.C., where I also worked in higher education for five years. I then taught English to primary school students in Galicia, Spain, for two years. I recently joined the College of Charleston Center for International Education after working in communications at the MUSC Center for Global Health for the last few years.
Interests: I enjoy hiking and being in nature. I also love traveling and experiencing new places!
Looking Forward: I am excited to learn more about all of the study abroad options available to students at the College of Charleston.
Matilda Seay, Campus Housing
Campus Housing Assistant, Campus Services
Background: I am from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and graduated from Queens University, double-majoring in communication and Spanish with a concentration in strategic and organizational communication. During my time there, I worked as a residential assistant, so I think this position at CofC is a great fit!
Interests: I am a total foodie and enjoy trying new foods and spots to eat. I also enjoy being outdoors, whether that be the beach or the mountains.
Looking Forward: I am looking forward to creating meaningful connections at CofC!
Jacob Stamper, Public Safety
Police Officer, Department of Public Safety
Background: I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I grew up raising thoroughbred race horses, chickens and buffalo. I moved to Charleston in 2020, when I joined the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of a career in law enforcement.
Interests: Some hobbies of mine are catching new movies, spending time with the friends I’ve made here, meeting new people and going to open mics, music venues and art shows. I enjoy reading poetry as well as writing poems and songs. I often walk my dog around downtown to take in the architecture and sites of the city.
Looking Forward: I’m excited to become a member of the College and Charleston community. I look forward to providing safety to the students, faculty, staff and guests of the College.
Madison Turner, Admissions
Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions
Background: I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. In 2019, I graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in psychology. For the last three years I was an admissions coordinator at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Interests: I love being near the water, whether that is the beach or the lake – I love being on the water! I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends, family and my dog!
Looking Forward: I just love CofC’s location in downtown Charleston. I have been visiting Charleston for the past eight years, multiple times a year, so being able to live here is truly a dream come true!
Mitchell Versoza, Information Technology
OS Deployment Technician, Division of Information Technology
Background: I am from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Before working for CofC, I served in the United States Army.
Interests: The most important things in my life are my wife, Abby, and my daughter, Kate. My hobbies include woodworking, video games and skydiving.
Looking Forward: Working with new technologies to aid in the support of the students.