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Conference Details

Minimalistic foliage behind date and time for Charleston Area Health & Well-being Consortium

Connect with faculty and staff from the College of Charleston, MUSC, and the Citadel to learn from national and local experts about supporting student well-being on our campuses. 

Attend the Conference

Registration is limited to 40 participants from each of the 3 member institutions. Register by Friday, May 10.

This event is funded by the College of Charleston, The Citadel, and the Medical University of South Carolina. Light breakfast and lunch are provided. Attendees are responsible for parking.

Featured Keynote Speaker

Allison Smith

Allison, J. Smith, MPA
Director, Health Strategy Outcomes
New York University/Action Network for Equitable Well-being

Keynote Presentation - Catalyzing Innovation and Improvement in Pursuit of Student Well-being

Student well-being is essential for student success. Despite increased investments in student mental health and well-being, colleges and universities continue to grapple with worsening outcomes and widening equity gaps--underscoring the imperative for a profound shift in approach. Achieving improved student well-being will require institutions to fundamentally change not only the programs, services, and policies we implement but also in how we innovate, improve, and adapt to the ever-evolving needs, strengths, priorities, and values of our students and institutions. This session will highlight key insights and learning about catalyzing innovation and improvement in pursuit of student well-being. 

Additional presentations

Mental Health Strategies to Cope, Prevent, and Recover from R.U.S.T: Racism, Unrelenting Substance Use, Stigma, and Trauma

S. Akeya Harrold, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services, Division of Education Innovation & Student Life
Clinical Instructor, PARTNER Program, College of Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina

Donna Lee Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Counseling & Psychological Services, Division of Education Innovation & Student Life
Medical University of South Carolina

Student Panel: Identifying Student Needs and How to Best Meet These Needs

Breakout Sessions

  • Guide to Thrive
  • BIT Team round table (only time offered)
  • Mental Health Board
  • EAB and Generation P
  • Legal Conversations
  • Drivers of Poor Mental Health

Read more about our presenters here.


Citadel: John Robinson and Stephanie Fye

College of Charleston: Ann Almasi-Bush and Alicia Caudill

Medical University of South Carolina: Gigi Smith

The Health and Well-being Consortium, an alliance formed in 2022 by the Citadel, College of Charleston, and Medical University of South Carolina, focuses on what institutions are doing at local, state, and national levels to promote student well-being, and promotes education for faculty and staff of all members.

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