Give to What You Love

LCWA is participating in the “Give to What You Love” campaign in February. It’s a digital month long fundraising campaign that will allow you to enhance student outcomes by making a gift to the area of LCWA that was most significant to you! We are inviting our alumni, students, faculty and friends to Give to What You Love.

Last year, CofC’s School of Business piloted the Give to What You Love campaign and raised over $38,000 from 189 donors that went to particular majors, centers, and various initiatives of the donors choosing within the School.

This year CofC has opened up the campaign for all schools and fundraising will take place throughout the month of love. LCWA has chosen to participate in this innovative campaign. The areas donors can choose to support include; LCWA Dean’s Excellence Fund, Jewish Studies Annual Fund, Italian Film Festival, Hispanic Studies Fund, African American Studies Program, Classics Fund, French Department, and the German and Russian Studies.

A fundraising page for LCWA will be set up shortly where donors can view the different areas and give to what they love. Access to the site will be posted on the blog and in various other media outlets. So keep a look out!


LCWA Leadership

On November 15, 2016 it was with mixed emotions that Dean Tillis announced his departure from the College of Charleston. He has decided to take a deanship at the University of Houston beginning mid-February 2017. After meetings with chairs, directors, and faculty of programs in the LCWA on January 3, 2017 President McConnell and Brian McGee, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced that Dr. Timothy S. Johnson will become the Interim Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, effective February 1, 2017.

Dear campus community:

President McConnell and I are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy S. Johnson will become the Interim Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, effective February 1, 2017.

Dr. Johnson currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics, a position he has held since 2011.  Prior to joining the College, Tim was a member of the faculty at Truman State University, Baylor University, and the University of Florida.  He holds a doctoral degree in classical philology from the University of Illinois and also has studied at the University of Kentucky, the University of Pennsylvania, and Grace College (IN).

A specialist in Classical lyric poetry and Horatian studies, he has authored two books on the Roman lyricist Horace, along with many scholarly journal articles.  Tim has been a member the editorial boards for the Classical Journal, the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and the Religious Studies Review.

Tim’s teaching career has covered a variety of courses, including the Greek and Latin languages, with a special focus on the relationship between literature and politics.  He has frequently led study-abroad programs in Rome and southern Italy.

The selection of Dr. Johnson as Interim Dean follows a consultative process involving the associate deans, department chairs, program directors, and other faculty of the School.  This conversation will also shape the process to be followed in selecting the School’s permanent dean.  Dr. Johnson will serve as Interim Dean until the permanent dean is named.

Dr. Johnson will succeed Dean Antonio Tillis, who is leaving the College of Charleston to take a position at another institution.  We thank Dean Tillis for his service to the College and wish him well in his future endeavors.

In taking this position, Dr. Johnson becomes the first classicist in over 40 years to serve as a dean at the College of Charleston.  C. Hilburn Womble, Professor of Classical Studies, was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College from 1970-1975.

Please join me in thanking Tim for taking on this important leadership role.


Brian McGee
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
College of Charleston