Hoss Brown, M.A.
Assistant Director of Student Life—Diversity InitiativesPronouns: He/Him/His
Hoss Brown serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life—Diversity Initiatives at the University of South Carolina Aiken. In this role, Hoss develops programs, services, policies, and initiatives that serve to build a more diverse and inclusive campus. This programing includes areas such as—heritage month celebrations, trainings and educational outreach, advocacy and support services, and cultural event planning.
Hoss was a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati prior to joining the Department of Diversity Initiatives at USC Aiken. As a graduate student, Hoss served as a committee member on the A&S Diversity & Inclusion Council. In addition, he also conducted research on LGBTQ Palestinian identity formation in the Israel/Palestine region.
Hoss received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.
In his free time, Hoss enjoys traveling internationally, working out, engaging in social advocacy, hiking, drinking coffee, and reading/discussing politics, philosophy, and history.
Amethyst Morgan Marroquin
Student Coordinator-Diversity Initiatives
As the Student Coordinator-Diversity InitiativesInitiatives, Amethyst assists the Assistant Director of Student Life—Diversity Initiatives in developing events such as heritage month celebrations, cultural event planning, and advocacy/support services.
Before coming to USC Aiken, Amethyst lived in the southernmost region of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. It was there that she became interested in intersecting identities, human rights, and advocacy. Amethyst is a senior Sociology major with a Political Science Minor.
Amethyst likes to keep busy. When she is not working in the Student Life Office, she is the Community Service Senator for USC Aiken's Student Government Association, the President of the College Democrats, and the Event Coordinator for the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society chapter at USC Aiken. When she does have free time, Amethyst enjoys watching movies, going on nature hikes with her dogs, and painting.