SCCPA Elections 2018 Candidates


Director of Administrative Operations


The ballot will be open from March 14-March 30, 2018.

Current SCCPA members will receive an email on March 14, 2018 with the link to vote. If you do not receive an email and are a current SCCPA member, please contact Kara Davis (SCCPA Past President) at


President-Elect (Term: 2018-2021)

The President-Elect shall act as President at all Association or Executive Board meetings in the absence of the President. The President-Elect shall provide oversight and appoint Chairs of the Conference Committees to organize and implement a fall and spring conference and other meetings sponsored by SCCPA. The president-elect is the 2019-2020 President and 2020-2021 Past President for SCCPA.


Tim Jared, Tri-County Technical College

Tim currently works at Tri-County Technical College as the Coordinator of Student Life for the Bridge to Clemson Program. Prior to that, he has worked as the Associate Director of Residential Life and Residence Director both at Anderson University. Tim is serving as the SCCPA liaison for the 2018 SACSA/SCCPA co-sponsored annual conference to be held in the fall of 2018. Previous leadership positons he has held in SCCPA include chair of the Professional Development Committee and chair of the 2016 Spring Drive-In Conference. He has also served as the chair of Tri-County Technical College Diversity and Inclusion Project Charter and the Student Support & Engagement Project Charter. Tim earned both his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2006 and his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs in 2010 from Azusa Pacific University.

Potential Goals for President-Elect

  • Build upon recent momentum and success with expanding and diversifying professional development opportunities beyond conferences (increase the value of a membership)
  • Focus on growing SCCPA membership in under-represented areas of the state and ensuring balanced representation from graduate students to chief student affairs officers
  • Explore the possibility of a mentor program within the organization—pairing seasoned professionals with new professionals or graduate students
  • Cultivate a stronger sense of community across the state through intentional relationship/community-building initiatives
  • Seek partnerships with neighboring state organizations to enhance professional development and networking opportunities


Michael Steele, Clemson University

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science with an emphasis in early intervention from Winthrop University and his master’s degree in counselor education with an emphasis in student affairs from Clemson University. He currently works as the Assistant Director for the Office of Community and Ethical Standards.

Michael has over fourteen years of higher education experience. After completing his master’s degree, Michael worked in various roles at Roanoke College, Clemson University and the University of West Georgia. He advised the fraternity and sorority communities at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) and Roanoke College (Roanoke, VA) – he also has experience in leadership development, campus programming, housing and residence life and student conduct. Michael and family were excited to return to South Carolina in 2016.

Potential Goals for President-Elect

I would work to make sure that SCCPA remains the premier student affairs organization in SC and the continual focus on the states members’ professional development across functional areas and institution types.


Director of Administrative Operations (Term: 2018-2020)

The Director of Administrative Operations shall keep minutes and financial records of the current activities of SCCPA and its Executive Board. The Director of Administrative Operations shall work with the ACPA IO staff to maintain the SCCPA annual budget and shall serve as liaison for SCCPA in the payment and reimbursement processes. 


Mike Antoine, College of Charleston

Mike is in his fourth year as a professional staff member in the field of student affairs. He has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of functional areas as an undergraduate student, graduate student, and young professional. His career as a full time staff member began in 2014 at the University at Buffalo where he worked as a student engagement coordinator. After graduating from Buffalo in 2016 with a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration, he was hired as the Office Manager for the Office of the Dean of Students at the College of Charleston. In his current role, he strives to connect students with resources and provide support. As the Office Manager, he also work with students of concern, honor code violations, and code of conduct cases. He is very excited with the prospect of getting involved with SCCPA because of his passions for creating learning experiences outside of the classroom on college campuses and to learn more about the field of student affairs on a regional level.


Bret Koch, College of Charleston

He is currently employed by the College of Charleston as the Student Leadership Coordinator in the Higdon Center for Student Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life. His work at the College includes the direct advising responsibilities for three student organizations: Charleston Miracle, Cougar Excursion, and Omicron Delta Kappa, and assisting with the development and implementation of leadership programs for the College of Charleston student population. Prior to his arrival at the College of Charleston, he served as two-year graduate assistant in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center as the GA for Student Organizations and Non-traditional Student Services. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health with a double minor in Business and Leadership Studies; as well as, a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Kansas.