In her position, Helen’s responsibilities include oversight of university academic program policy and procedures, accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and compliance with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education regulations. She oversees the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment. She is also responsible for general education, the First-Year Reading Experience, and the new integrated learning initiative, USC Connect, to enhance learning within and beyond the classroom. She works with the residential colleges, the Carolina Leadership Initiative, the Office of Fellowship and Scholars Programs, the University Advisors Network, and other programs to enrich undergraduate studies.
Helen is a recipient of USC’s Michael J. Mungo Award for teaching excellence, and has published numerous scholarly articles and co-authored a textbook. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Risk and Insurance and is a past president of the American Risk and Insurance Association.