Melissa Charles

Melissa Charles

Melissa Charles

Public Relations Specialist; Office of Communications



As public relations specialist, Melissa Charles helps to promote the Institute of Government’s public service mission and its programs. Melissa coordinates new media marketing efforts in addition to developing and coordinating content for digital media and other strategic communications initiatives.

Prior to joining the Institute of Government in 2015, Melissa worked in communications and marketing for local chambers of commerce in both South Carolina and Georgia. In 2012, she earned her Institute for Organization Management (IOM) recognition from the US Chamber of Commerce. She is also a 2012 graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development for Region 2.


B.A. Communication, University of South Carolina Aiken


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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