The College of Charleston officially welcomes the newest staff members to campus. They come to their new roles at the College with a great deal of experience and skills, and they are excited to be part of the Cougar community!

Please extend a warm welcome to them all!

Bridget Alaniva

Bridget Alaniva, Honors College

Bridget Alaniva
Associate Director of Honors College Admissions, Honors College

Background: I am originally from Plymouth, Michigan, in the Lower Peninsula. I attended college at Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, majoring in communication, culture and media with minors in historical studies and media production (graduated 2018). After college, I moved down to Charlotte, North Carolina, to work for UNC Charlotte as the coordinator of student outreach and engagement for its School of Social Work. In January 2023, I moved to Charleston.

Interests: I am a big Michigan sports fan; I love watching the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, University of Michigan and Michigan Tech sports teams. I love wildlife and being in the outdoors. I try to go hiking and camping in my spare time on weekends. I love going to museums and learning about history in different ways. I also have an area in the house where I can work on my paintings, as painting is a hobby I have enjoyed for a long time. My family and friends in Michigan are also very important to me, so I try to go back and visit (or have them visit) as much as possible. I enjoy traveling, so I don’t mind the distance too much.

Looking Forward: I am looking forward to meeting new people in Charleston and at CofC. I can’t wait to help support the Honors College and be part of that team. It’s exciting to be working at a college that is so close and connected to the city that it’s in.

Sara Coleman

Sara Coleman, Campus Recreation Services

Sara Maria Segoviano Coleman ’17
Assistant Director of Fitness, Campus Recreation Services

Background: I am a proud alumna from the Class of 2017. I have been working with student affairs since 2014, as a student front desk attendant and as a fitness leader for Campus Recreation Services. I possess several gold-standard certifications in group fitness, strength and conditioning, corrective exercise and personal training. During my graduate studies in 2019, Campus Recreation Services gave me the opportunity to be the College’s fitness coordinator, allowing me to expand my passion even further by leading and teaching fitness classes. I enjoy teaching Cougar Fit to our faculty and staff. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the exercise and sports sciences discipline.

Interests: In my free time, I am raising my two rescued kitties, GiGi and BiBi. I love working with my hands and have taken up several at-home DIY projects.

Looking Forward: Today, I am excited for my new position here as assistant director of fitness, and I am looking forward to serving the members of the College of Charleston community on their journey to fitness.

Katie Fleischman

Katie Fleischman, Addlestone Library

Katie Fleischman ’22
Evening/Sunday Access and Instruction Specialist, Addlestone Library

Background: I was born and raised in the greater Charleston area and graduated from CofC in May of 2022. I’m currently a graduate student in the University of South Carolina’s Master of Library and Information Science program.

Interests: I’m a hobbyist doll maker and doll collector. In my spare time I’m usually curled up with my cat and a movie or video game.

Looking Forward: I’m looking forward to doing my part in helping students meet their goals.

Nicolette Lambos

Nicolette Lambos, Academic Advising and Planning Center

Nicolette Lambos
Academic Advisor, Academic Advising and Planning Center

Background: I was born and raised in Ohio, later to become an Ohio University Bobcat studying middle childhood education. In 2018, I moved to Charleston, where I began my teaching career at Northwoods Middle School in North Charleston. While teaching, I received my master’s in urban education with a certificate in anti-racism.

Interests: What is most important to me is quality time with friends and family. I love spending time with them at the beaches in Charleston or enjoying a good meal. I have a love for good food and I am always looking for the best spots to experience in town!

Looking Forward: I am extremely excited to begin my transition from K-12 education to higher education here at CofC. I am eager to work with individuals who value creative thinking and support a liberal arts education – and to continue supporting and connecting with students!

Charles Oscar

Charleston Oscar, Information Technology

Charles Oscar ’22
Temporary IT Field Technician, Division of Information Technology

Background: I am originally from Connecticut, but moved to South Carolina when I was 11 years old. I have lived in South Carolina for 15 years now, and mostly grew up around here. I attended Fort Dorchester High School and graduated in 2014. I later went on to get an associate’s in science from Trident Technical College. Most recently, I graduated from the College of Charleston in the spring of 2022 with a B.A. in computing in the arts.

Interests: Some of my hobbies include playing video games, hiking, seeing live music and snowboarding. I enjoy working out and being outdoors.

Looking Forward: I look forward to being on campus every day because the scenery around campus is beautiful.

Meghan Watson,

Meghan Watson, School of Education

Meghan Watson ’11
Operations Director, School of Education

Background: I am originally from the Greenville, South Carolina, area and moved to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston. After graduating in 2011, I moved to Boston and began my career in higher education administration and operations at Harvard University. My husband and I traded in New England winters in 2019, returning to the Lowcountry. For the past three years, I worked in alumni affairs and development at The Citadel while completing my M.Ed. in higher education leadership.

Interests: I love being on or near the water – anything beach or boat related! Additionally, I enjoy trying local restaurants on the weekends, binge-watching a show or diving into a good book.

Looking Forward: CofC has a special place in my heart – I am excited to be part of the campus community again as an employee, making connections with students and staff!