Executive Administration


The Office of Communications and Marketing (formerly Department of Public Relations) handles media relations, news, publications/or publications approval and promotion, including commercial advertisements for all academic and administrative units of the College. No unit of the College may contract with outside firms or agencies for provision of this type of service, regardless of the source of funds, without special permission from the President of the College.

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday): Closed

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday): Closed

Christmas/New Year's Holiday Breaks:


Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Voice: (803) 705-4581

Responsibilities of the Office include providing oversight for the Standing Committee process and for the planning, approval, and implementation of all College-wide programs and events. The Office implements a program of recognizing significant accomplishments and events of faculty and staff, identifying faculty and staff for recognitions and awards, and coordinating special occasions for faculty and staff recognitions. The College Master Calendar is compiled and distributed by this Office.

2017 - 2018

Benedict College is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board makes a conscious effort to be as representative as possible and includes among its members qualified individuals rep­resenting higher education and the church, as well as business, community leaders, and student, faculty, and alumni members. The Board is assisted in its work by several standing committees.