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The future of our institution will be secured by providing services invaluable to the population of South Carolina and providing a positive environment for our students, faculty and staff in which to grow and learn.

Foster Staff Development, Recruitment & Retention

  • Increase professional development programs and training for faculty and staff.
  • Expand peer mentoring and feedback program for faculty.
  • Evaluate business case scenarios that would enhance compensation packages to benefit faculty and staff recruitment and retention.
  • Develop robust mentoring opportunities for career development of new faculty members.

Secure the Financial Longevity & Sustainability of Our College

  • Seek novel funding opportunities for oral health promotion, education and scientific research.
  • Strengthen partnerships with alumni and corporations to serve as a resource for them, to encourage private support/endowment from them, and to solicit their advocacy on our behalf with the state legislature.

Improve Visibility at University, State & National Levels

  • Increase awareness of our dental clinic services by improving marketing and web presence.
  • Streamline patient screening process and expedite access into programs.

Retain, Hire & Inspire a Diverse Workforce

  • Increase student applicants from underrepresented minorities through pipeline development programs.
  • Seek scholarship opportunities for underrepresented minorities.
  • Nourish diversity and cultural competence among students, faculty and staff.
  • Promote cultural sensitivity and respect for differences in alignment with the University Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Increase students’ access to a diverse patient population.