About SPA


The purpose of the Student Personnel Association (SPA) shall be to promote interest and involvement in the development of students in higher education through professional development, community service, and social activity with students, faculty, and staff who are interested in this field.



Membership in SPA is open to all full-time and part-time students enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) graduate program at the University of South Carolina. Members pay a one-time membership fee of $100 for their time in the HESA program. General member meetings typically occur on Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm every other week during the academic semester.


Executive Board & Lead Team:

Leadership within SPA is divided amongst the Executive Board and the Lead Team. Both groups support one another and carry out specific tasks in order to work toward the mission of SPA.

Executive Board:

  • President, Emilia DeMarco
  • Vice President, Alyssa Rollins
  • Treasurer, Grace Day
  • Secretary, Haven Spanyer

Lead Team Directors:

  • Alumni Relations, Grace Kazmierski
  • Celebrations, Caleb Morris
  • Game Day, Isaac Bell
  • GARP, Courtney Heier
  • Orientation, Mimi Zheng
  • Professional Development, Dayna Wolfe
  • Special Events, Marissa Buck