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Edward B. Pope, SPHR
Vice President
Office of Human Resources

Ed graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1993 and Master’s Degree in 1996.  Since graduation, he has held various positions in the HR field including: Employment Manager at The Citadel; HR Consultant to agencies and higher education institutions at the State Office of Human Resources; Director of Human Resources for the SC Governor’s Office; and Director of Human Resources for the SC Budget and Control Board.

Favorite Quote “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill


Dee Cole
Associate Director 
Office of Human Resources
Data Integrity/Reporting

Dee graduated from the College of Charleston and eventually landed back at the College as the Recruitment Specialist. Since then she has worked in various roles in human resources and was promoted to associate director in 2000.

Favorite quote: "It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude." Jesse Jackson

Andrew Bettis
Organizational Charts

Andrew is a native of Columbia, SC, and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. While in college, he interned with the State Office of Human Resources, and subsequently worked in HR for the Dean's Office and Department of Orthopedics at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Favorite quote: "Your character is your accumulation of your thoughts, habits and priorities on a day-to-day basis." -Nick Saban

Sandy Butler

Sandy is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. She started working at the College in September 1999 and has been the Benefits Manager since 2008. Sandy enjoys working at the College and meeting new people.

Favorite quote: "Smile and people will smile with you."
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Jackie Chisolm
Adjunct Employment
Temporary Appointments
Dual Employment

A native of South Carolina, Jackie joined the College of Charleston HR team in 1996 after years in the customer service field. She enjoys working with the different people she comes in contact with on the campus.
"My goal as an HR Specialist is to have an open door policy for all of the faculty and staff I serve daily."

Priscilla Hayes
Customer Service Receptionist

Sandra Cultra, SPHR
Employee Relations

Sandra has worked for over 30 years as a Human Resources professional in higher education.  Her experience includes recruitment and affirmative action; with the majority of her experience in employee relations.   She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Troy University.

Favorite Quote:  “The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.”

Laurie Hogan
HR Data Coordinator/
Perm Employee Data Maintenance/Reports and Statistical Research/Dual Employment
Patrick Mahoney, MS
Human Resources Development
Originally heralding from America’s Dairyland, Patrick transplanted to Charleston in 2016. Patrick is passionate about designing transformational learning experiences, collaborating to create innovative solutions, and producing powerful, meaningful presentations. For two decades, he has partnered with professors, executives, subject matter experts, and other creatives to develop engaging online education, multi-format videos, interactive multimedia, new curriculum, and live-produced events. With a Bachelor’s in History and Communication Arts as well as a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Patrick holds a deep appreciation for the liberal arts and lifelong learning. 

Favorite Quote: “A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Sherri Shannon

Permanent and Temporary Recruitment

Sherri began her career at the College of Charleston in 2001 bringing 12 years of a variety of human resources experience in higher education. Prior to her employment with the College, she served as the Student Employment Coordinator with Wesleyan College in Macon, GA.

Favorite quote: "The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience."

Julie Trexler
Workers' Compensation

Julie received her Associate Degree from Midlands Technical College in Business Management and spent over 20 years working in state government in Columbia before joining the College.

Favorite quote: "Life is ten percent of what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it." Lou Holtz