Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Director
Office: Patterson Hall 002F
As dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator, Marc Shook oversees withdrawal services, the Student Care and Outreach Team, Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, the Student Disability Resource Center, Substance Abuse Prevention and Education. He also guides student education, prevention, training, positive engagement and compliance efforts in these areas.
In his role, Shook chairs the hardship withdrawal committee and the trauma response team; he also represents the division on several university committees including the threat assessment committee, university policy advisory committee, Title IX policy group, interpersonal violence work group, affirmative action advisory group and disability affairs committee.
Shook came to UofSC from LaGrange College in Georgia, where he was vice president for student engagement, dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator. Before joining LaGrange, he served as assistant dean of students in The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Student Judicial Services and as director of the University of Alabama’s Blackburn Institute, a student leadership development and civic engagement program.
Shook has served on the board of directors for the following organizations: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), the Association for Student Conduct Administration, NASPA Region III and the Alabama Student Personnel Association (ASPA). He also has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, the College Student Affairs Journal and the Law & Psychology Review. He is currently on the faculty of the New Professionals Institute sponsored by NASPA Region III and SACSA
He earned his bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies from Southern Methodist University, his JD from the University of Alabama and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia. He also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from The University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Harvard University's Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and Crisis Management in Higher Education program.
He lives in Columbia with his wife and three young children. In the community, Shook is chair of the board of directors for Midlands Fatherhood Coalition