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Engaging Our Alumni

The College of Charleston’s more than 82,000 alumni are served by a staff of eight full-time professionals assisted by several student interns each semester. If you have a question, need assistance, or just want to stop by to say hello the next time you visit campus, please don’t hesitate to contact them at or 843-953-5630.

Ann Looper Pryor '83

Vice President, Alumni Affairs

About Ann | | (843) 953-2060

Ann is responsible for the general management of the Office of Alumni Affairs. As such, she oversees the development and implementation of the Alumni Association's strategic plan.


Karen Burroughs-Jones

Karen Burroughs Jones’ 74

Director, Alumni Communications and Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association

About Karen | | (843) 953-5773

Karen Jones has been with the Alumni Office since 1990 and has served as the Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association since 2000. As Executive Secretary, she is the liaison between the Alumni Association Board of Directors and various College constituencies. In her role as director of alumni communication, she works closely with College departments to ensure alumni are informed and involved.

Meredith Chance

Meredith L. Chance

Associate Director, Alumni Chapters and Affinity Groups

About Meredith | | (843) 953-6631

As the Associate Director of Alumni Chapters and Affinity Groups, Meredith is the primary communication liaison for all Alumni Chapters and the Office of Admissions. Get connected with your local Alumni Chapter, or find out how to create one near you, in order to stay informed, get involved and give back!

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Shanon Rusk Dooley '11

Associate Director, Operations

About Shanon | | (843) 953-6473

As the Associate Director, Operations, Shanon has a wide-range of responsibilities and oversees the operational and financial aspects of the office. She is also responsible for all revenue generating affinity programs to include Home, Auto, Life, Long Term Care and Health insurance as well as the Class Ring Program.

Laney T. Friedman '12

Assistant Director, Events

About Laney | | (843) 953-7108

As the Assistant Director of Events, Laney plans and executes all of the College of Charleston Alumni signature events, including the Alumni Awards Gala and A Charleston Affair.  Laney is originally from Spartanburg, SC, and graduated from the College in 2012 majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Business Administration. Laney fell in love with both the College and Charleston, and has since never left.

Kendra Wall '16

Assistant Director, Alumni Research

About Kendra | | (843) 953-5630

As Assistant Director, Alumni Research, Kendra locates lost alumni.  She greets and assists alumni as well as provides support to the Alumni Association staff. Kendra is originally from San Diego, CA and graduated from the College in 2016 majoring in History. 


Lauren Hurlock '14

Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

About Lauren | | (843) 953-1926

As Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications, Lauren plans, creates, schedules, and sends Alumni Affairs and Alumni Association communications to alumni through messaging, emails, social media, and more. She manages the College of Charleston ring program and is the advisor for the Student Alumni Associates. Lauren graduated from the College in 2014 with a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing.